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Archive for September, 2012

Coliforms and E.coli Bacteria in Water

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Swimming Pools, Water & Environmental

What are Coliforms? Coliforms are a group of bacteria that are always present in the digestive tracts of animals, including humans, and are found in their wastes. They are also found in plant and soil material. Most coliform bacteria will not cause illness. However, these bacteria are indicators in water tests because their presence indicates …

Legionella Bacteria and a Deadly Form of Pneumonia

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control, Water & Environmental

You may not have heard of Legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ Disease in Africa, because it often goes undiagnosed, but everyone should actually understand it because this common bacteria causes serious illness. Legionnaires’ Disease Legionnaires’ Disease infects the lungs and causes potentially fatal pneumonia. It is the most well-known and serious form of a group of …


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