The Most (Not) Wanted
The following microorganisms are Not Wanted in drinking water anywhere.
Familiarize yourself with their appearance, habits, and methods of operation. If you suspect their presence in water, avoid them if possible - they are dangerous.
Report any evidence of their presence or activities to your healthcare professional or public health office.
Most (Not) Wanted
E. coli Photo: © Dr. Linda Stannard, UCT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Salmonella typhi Photo: © Dr. Volker Brinkmann, MPI for Infection Biology
Campylobacter jejuni Photo: Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald (PHIL #5781), 2004
Giardia lamblia Photo: CDC/ Janice Carr
Vibrio cholerae Photo: © Moredun Animal Health Ltd / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY