Galveston officials: Water is safe

December 9, 2008 4:28:24 PM PST
The water is safe. Leaders in Galveston say preliminary tests show the city's water system does not contain the Legionnaire's disease bacteria. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The city started testing the water after traces of the bacteria were found at University of Texas Medical Center's John Sealy Hospital. Legionnaire's disease is a lung infection. Symptoms include pneumonia and severe headaches.

UTMB leaders believe the water there is safe because such a small amount of the bacteria was found.

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