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June 11, 2009: OK River Water Likely Source Of Triathlon Illnesses

Contaminated Oklahoma River water has been identified as the source of infection that sickened at least 45 athletes competing in the Boathouse International Triathlon in Oklahoma City last month.  The sickened athletes’ symptoms included diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever.  ...

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Exposure to river water was the common link among those who became ill, and public health officials reported that stool samples from those sickened tested positive for norovirus, and multiple kinds of bacteria and parasites. 

Water samples collected on May 15 yielded E. coli counts of 573 per 100 milliliters of water, which exceeded the recreational water standard for E. coli levels of 126 counts. 

High amounts of rainfall are known to increase the levels of microbial contamination in the river due to water runoff containing animal and/or human waste.  The Boathouse International Triathlon was held on May 16 and 17, following heavy rainfall.  See Gastrointestinal Illness Triathlon.  

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