Story: Water quality

Campylobacter

Campylobacter

The Campylobacter jejuni bacterium is one of the most common causes of diarrhoea in humans, and can be ingested in contaminated drinking water.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Problem plants and microbes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15524/campylobacter (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016