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…

What makes legionella so dangerous to humans?

Certain amoeba love snacking on the waterborne pathogen, legionella. However, over millions of years, legionella bacteria have evolved ways to combat becoming a meal for waterborne amoeba. This seems like a harmless way for legionella to thrive in its natural environment, it has also created a way for legionella to get around being stopped by…

STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN: IS YOUR WATER SAFE?

STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN: IS YOUR WATER SAFE? As the month of May 2020 begins, several states, including Florida, Georgia and Texas, are “re-opening” for business. Retail outlets, beauty salons, health clubs and places of worship are preparing to return to pre-pandemic operations in the coming days. OVER ONE MILLION…