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Dangerous Strains of E. Coli May Linger Longer in Water Than Benign Counterparts, Study Finds
June 13, 2013
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.
University at Buffalo
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