Water that you drink may be contaminated with the bacteria Enterococcus faecium, which can cause diarrhoea and pneumonia, or it may be laced with chemicals.
But you may also have a problem if your water comes from contaminated taps, taps that were not treated properly or that were left open.
Infection with Enterococcal faecal bacteria is known as E. coli.
It can also be caused by contaminated water and may lead to diarrhoeas and vomiting, vomiting and fever.
Some people who drink tap water from contaminated water may find their symptoms worse than if they drank clean water.
Some people can develop diarrhoeA small number of people develop severe diarrhoeacias when they consume contaminated water.
These can cause severe vomiting, abdominal pain and fever and can cause serious infection.
E. coli is known to cause diarrhea and vomitingA person may also develop a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
People who have GERD are unable to pass water through their digestive system and are unable for longer periods to clear their stomach.
GERD is sometimes confused with other types of reflux, which is an allergic reaction that can cause mild discomfort.
People with GERD can also have breathing difficulties, and they may also find it hard to get enough fluids to digest food.
The condition can also cause problems with urination and vomiting.
People with this condition should not drink tap-water from water that is contaminated with Enteroccus faepium, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Symptoms of Enterococci and EnterococcoccidiosisThe symptoms of E.coli can include diarrhoeal or vomiting, fever, abdominal discomfort and fatigue.
People who have gastroesopoietic reflux are able to take in water from the stomach but are unable pass it through their intestines, so can have symptoms of a water-borne illness, such as diarrhoeat, vomiting or abdominal pain.
People can also experience symptoms of other waterborne diseases such as septicemia, which results from bacterial infections of the bloodstream.
Symptoms are also caused by a type of gastroesomal infection called Enterococcas syndrome.
The condition is common in some parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, Japan and parts of Europe.
It is most common in young children, but is more common in people older than 65.
Symptom reporting is voluntarySome people may choose to report their symptoms to their GP if they are concerned that their water has been contaminated with E. coli or Enterococca.
However, the GP will only report the symptoms to the health department.
There is no formal protocol for reporting E.
Coli or enterococcus infections in Australia.
The Government has issued a guideline for people to follow, and some health authorities have issued guidance about reporting.
When can you be tested?
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) sets the eligibility criteria for testing for enterococci or Enterococcidium.
The AHPRA test kits contain a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit that is able to detect Enterococcolium or Enteroccidioidium, two of the bacteria that cause E. Coli.
To find out if your doctor is able, call 1-800-268-2340 or go to the AHPRD website.
To see how many times you have been tested for enterococcids or enterocci, go to www.ahpra.gov.au/test.
To check if you have entered a high risk group, go in to the website and click the “Check I am a high-risk person” button.
Health and Human Services (HHS) is in the process of testing all Australian households for E.galactosidase.
If you think you may have been exposed to a case of E-coli or E. faecalis, contact your GP.