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Cholera Hides in Biofilm
"The germ that causes cholera (Vibrio cholerae) forms a biofilm that enables it to survive in the presence of chlorine in concentrations 1000 to 2000% higher than that found in chlorinated drinking water."
Reference: Stanford University
Acinetobacter spp. - gram negative, rod / coccobacillus prokaryote that causes various nosocomial infections, including, skin and wound infections, pneumonia, meningitis, septicemia, urinary tract infection and endocarditis. It is commonly found in soil, water, sewage, animals, and the normal skin and gastrointestinal tract of patients and health care workers. It can be highly resistent to penicillin and chloramphenicol. Species found in soil can colonize nodule root systems and oxidize the hydrogen produced by nitrogen fixing bacteria.
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