Five people have taken ill following a Cryptosporidium outbreak in south Roscommon.
The infectious organism has been identified in the water supply in Killeglan Water Supply Scheme in the county.
Roscommon County Council issued the boil water notice on the advice of the Health Service Executive West today, and have established an incident response team to investigate the incident and will respond to minimise the risk to the public.
The conditions of the affected people are not known.
Water should be boiled for the following purposes:
• Drinks made with water
• Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating
• Brushing of teeth
• Making of ice.
Un-boiled water should not be used for these purposes.
Un-boiled water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling