Water-borne epidemic notification

A water-borne epidemic refers to several disease cases that have occurred at a certain time and in a certain area and have a common source of water exposure. In the areas of Lappeenranta, Lemi, Luumäki, Savitaipale and Taipalsaari, you can submit a notification via the online notification channel, the Ilppa service, by calling the health inspector or by e-mail to the registry of the environmental services.

Report the epidemic caused by domestic water, pool water or beach water or its suspicion to the municipal health protection authority immediately when you notice the matter. If the suspected health risk is related to your own food business, report it via the ilppa e-service.

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Anyone can report a waterborne epidemic or suspect waterborne epidemic.

If a person carrying on a trade is located in another country within the European Economic Area and provides services in Finland on a temporary basis, they are subject to the same obligations as a trader established in Finland.


Include in the notification at least

  • if the suspicion concerns domestic, pool or beach water
  • where the suspected epidemic is located
  • what makes you think this is a waterborne epidemic.

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