Indiana Health Officials Remind of Health Risks Associated With Flooding

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State health officials are reminding Hoosiers that heavy rains and melting snow are likely to cause flooding, which can pose serious health risks such as exposure to water-borne diseases, drowning, and dangers associated with cleaning up flood-damaged areas.

"During flood conditions, people are more likely to become exposed to diseases like tetanus, E. coli, and other pathogens," said State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe, M.D.

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