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Dangerous Strains of E. Coli May Linger Longer in Water Than Benign Counterparts, Study Finds
June 13, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A toxin dangerous to humans may help E. coli fend off aquatic predators, enabling strains of the bacteria that produce the toxin to survive longer in lake water than benign counterparts, a new study finds. The research may help explain why water quality tests don't always accurately capture health risks for swimmers.Full Story
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