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Warning to boil bug tainted water

Residents in the Moray village of Tomintoul have been advised to boil their tap water before drinking it due to cryptosporidium.

Scottish Water said "elevated levels" of the bug - which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea - were found at the local water treatment works.

The advice to boil water before drinking and food preparation has been issued by NHS Grampian.

Scottish Water said this was due to the potential risk to public health.



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