Discover and save creative ideas

    Water Pathogens


    Water Pathogens

    • 19 Pins

    Don't let the love-heart appearance fool you, Giardia is a nasty parasite commonly transferred in untreated water. They set up shop in your small intestine and can bring about chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, fatigue and abdominal cramps. UV home systems deactivate #giardia #viqua

    The beauty of deadly pathogens up close

    Uploaded by user

    “People affected by disasters are more likely to become ill and to die from diseases related to inadequate sanitation and water supplies than from any other single cause.” (World Health Organization) - great page on how to keep healthy in a post-even situation

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    E. coli--part of the normal flora of the human gut. Certain strains of E. coli produce various toxins that cause illness

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Canada updating drinking water guidelines for planes, trains, ships #viqua

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    "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?

    Uploaded by user

    rotavirus causes severe diarrheal illness in infants and children

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    E. coli--part of the normal flora of the human gut. Certain strains of E. coli produce various toxins that cause illness

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    Giardia is not amused.

    PCT Washington 1998 Brian and Martina

    Uploaded by user

    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

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user

    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

    Pinned from
    Uploaded by user