Obviously Legionella pneumophila being a water-borne organism, this is likely to impact on its prevalence of and thus the diseases caused by it (most famously Legionnaire’s Disease but also the other forms of legionellosis). This will be of particular concern to hotels, lodges, guest houses and the like.
“The food production chain”. Contamination can occur at any point along this chain during production, processing, distribution and preparation.
Did you know? Bacteria, such as Listeria, can harmfully effect our pets too.
E.coli (Escherichia coli), is a type of bacteria that lives in your intestines and those of animals (cattle and poultry). Most types of E.coli are harmless to us and are actually important for our internal gut flora. However, of concern to us are those strains of E.coli that are bad and dangerous to us. Meaning those that can cause diarrhoea if you eat contaminated food or drink “dirty” water.
Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and vital to human health. The South African National Standard (SANS) 241 Drinking Water Specification states the minimum requirements for potable water to be considered safe for human consumption.