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May 2008: Volume 50, Number 5

A Warning for Contact Lens Wearers--Waterborne Amoeba Can Cause Blindness
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D.

Free-living amoebae are common to soil and water environments and important in the cycling of organic matter in the ecosystem, as they graze on the ample supply of bacteria and fungi.

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For earlier columns in this category, click on the link below or hit the 'List All' button.
On Tap: Concern of Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water  April 2008
Estimating Consequences of Toxic Water Exposures  March 2008
NDMA -- An Emerging Waterborne Contaminant  February 2008
Preventing Hepatitis A Infections--A Multibarrier Approach to Success  January 2008
Water Quality Monitoring--Lessons from the Developing Word  December 2007
Harmful Water-Based Amoeba in the News Again  November 2007
New Website Provides Essential Drinking Water Information  October 2007
Eliminating the Fiery Serpent Dracunculus medinensis  September 2007
Legionella Disease Transmission and Role of Potable Water Systems  August 2007
The Role of Reverse Osmosis in Reducing Arsenic Exposures  July 2007
Immigration and Infectious Disease: Increases in Neurocysticercosi  June 2007
A New Tool for Tracking the Public Health Impact of Drinking Water Contaminants  May 2007