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Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Drinking Water
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that is ubiquitous in environments containing sufficient moisture. The micro-organism thrives in a wide range of conditions, from 9 °C to 42 °C, and has a high natural resistance to antibiotics. It does not generally pose a danger to healthy people who ingest the organism through drinking water, but it can cause inflammation if it comes into contact with skin lesions. The danger lies in the risk of nosocomial infections. The risk is highest for immunosuppressed patients and those in intensive care. It is, therefore, necessary for clinics and other facilities caring for people to make certain that their water is free of P. aeruginosa. It must, therefore, be tested every 6 months in accordance with a guideline of the Robert Koch Institute.
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