Health Significance of Heterotrophic Bacteria Growing in Water Distribution Systems
ISBN: 1 84057 041 5
Reviews the literature on the relationship between water and human disease, identifying heterotrophic bacteria of concern. Discusses known pathogenic mechanisms and their application to heterotrophic bacteria capable of growing in distribution systems. Explores distinguishing between potentially pathogenic and non pathogenic strains. Where causative agents were identified none were caused by heterotrophic bacteria. Gives the implications for the immunocompromised and lists recommendations for future research.
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