A SHOCKING report on a stomach bug outbreak in Nelson Mandela Bay over December has revealed the city's public health boss warned officials about the poor water quality at the time, but no warning was ever issued to the public.
A report shows Dr Mamisa ChabulaNxiweni's department also advised more chlorine be added to water to kill off the faecal bacteria.
The department also advised that all hospitals and private doctors be placed on alert to deal with possible cases of bacteria, called shigella.
Infection caused by the bacteria resulted in one fatality, while 50 other cases required hospital admission, councillors have said.
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