Campylobacteriosis Outbreak Associated With Contaminated Municipal Water Supply

Nebraska, 2017

Caitlin Pedati, MD; Samir Koirala, MBBS; Tom Safranek, MD; Bryan F. Buss, DVM; Anna V. Carlson, PhD


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2019;68(7):169-173. 

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Public Health Response

Wells 3 and 4 were both permanently removed from service on March 16, and no additional illnesses were reported with onset after March 21. On April 25, NDHHS reclassified these wells to Emergency Status, meaning the well can only be pumped during a case of emergency (e.g., fire, drought, etc.) for nonpotable purposes. Furthermore, meetings were held with area stakeholders to present these findings as evidence to support the award of a planning grant to city A to explore options for a new, higher-volume well to be dug to an acceptable depth in a different location.