Quality of Bay’s water under microscope

Lee-Anne Butler

THE quality of the metro’s water has been called into question, with pharmacists in Nelson Mandela Bay reporting an increasing number of people coming in with symptoms indicative of a stomach bug or gastritis.

The symptoms include nausea, stomach cramps, severe vomiting and loose stools that affect entire families from babies to the elderly.

They are also resistant to medication.

Lynn Green, a pharmacist at Ian Robertson Pharmacy in Walmer, said she had noticed a definite increase in people coming in with complaints of stomach flu and gastritis in recent months.

“You do tend to see an increase in gastritis during the summer months, but we have seen this spike since the middle of last year,” she said.

“Some people believe it could be something they ate, but it is definitely not consistent with food because it lasts despite taking medication.

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