"Mommy Bloggers are widespread, but nothing deserves the “ubiquitous” label more than bacteria." Driving into work this morning, I was listening to an interview inspired by Mother’s Day. The radio hosts were talking to a Mommy Blogger (apologies for not recalling her name). What amazed me was a statistic that was given indicatin
What’s Bugging You this Mother’s Day?
Giardia is not amused.
PCT Washington 1998 Brian and Martina
Legionella - pathogenic Gram negative bacterium. Acquired its name after a July, 1976 outbreak of a then-unknown "mystery disease" sickened 221 persons, causing 34 deaths. The outbreak was first noticed among people attending a convention of the American Legion - an association of U.S. military veterans
TEM of a section through Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba found in warm bodies of fresh water that can invade and attack the human nervous system and brain, causing primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Although this occurs rarely, such an infection nearly always results in the death of the victim. #uvwater #viqua
Schistosoma mansoni parasite. In 2009 researchers from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and other institutions crack the genetic code of Schistosoma mansoni, a flatworm that can live up to 10 years on average in humans. The parasite is endemic in many tropical areas of the world. #getuv #viqua
so pretty but could be dangerous. Did you know that you cannot tell the health of water by looking at it? #viqua
Safe drinking water is a privilege in North America. Though essential to good health, it is often taken for granted. It is delivered to our homes or offices for our enjoyment with little thought given to where it originated or how it got there. We expect water to come forth as required. We expect water to both look and taste good. And we
Parasites and pathogens