Covid and waterborne bacteria: How the pandemic is creating a perfect world for legionella.

Hospitals are full to the brim with people sick from Covid-19. This highly contagious respiratory infection is shutting down the world. Why is that good for legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease? Well, large building water systems are not meant to sit stagnant. Municipal disinfection runs low and biofilms build up in the pipes.…

Which waterborne pathogens are the most deadly?

Waterborne diseases have multiple routes of infection, including fecal-oral, contact, or inhalation. Coming into contact with a waterborne disease through any of the routes can cause illness in multiple body systems. There are 13 waterborne pathogens that cause the majority of illnesses in people. One you have probably heard of is E. coli. However, of…