Twelve Days of Waterborne Diseases: Salmonellosis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmonella#/media/File:SalmonellaNIAID.jpg Salmonella is a gram-negative bacterium that usually causes gastroenteritis, but can also cause the more serious infection, typhoid fever. There are over 2,000 different types of Salmonella bacteria, providing a range of infection rates and symptoms. The bacteria is excreted by infected humans and animals in waste, causing contamination to water systems that infected…

Drinking Fountains and Legionella

Now that the Covid vaccine is being rolled out, the world is trying to return to normal. Schools and buildings are reopening, albeit with Covid restrictions in place. Sounds like a good thing, right? Well, yes and no. Covid restrictions can allow waterborne bacteria to flourish in building water systems. Drinking fountains are closed because…