An image of Alfarnate town centre last winter. / EUGENIO CABEZAS

Village investigating gastroenteritis cases

Two of the three cases detected are of people from the same family


Alfarnate town hall is recommending that its 1,065 residents drink bottled water after detecting at least three cases- of which two are from the same family- of gastroenteritis in the village so far this week.

The council has commissioned new analyses of the wells that supply the water, although it has not ruled out the possibility of a viral infection. Councillors have called for any residents with symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, to contact the local health centre on 697 956 687.