Subject: Re: Returning home ill

I forgot to mention the bottled/boiled water, which is, of course, a must. I even wash my hair with it to avoid getting even a drop of tap water in my mouth.

Here in Oregon, we are at risk for giardia in high lakes & creeks in the mountains where I love to hike, so I've always been very careful with the water issue. Boiling 20 minutes is the only sure way to purify water up there.

Sue, thanks for the tip about the new prophylactic for e coli; I'll ask my team leader about that one!

Gail In Eugene