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Differences in destruction of cysts of pathogenic and nonpathogenic Naegleria and Acanthamoeba by chlorine.

By J De Jonckheere and H van de Voorde

Abstract

The destructive action of chlorine on the pathogenic Naegleria fowleri and Acanthamoeba culbertsoni, the nonpathogenic N. gruberi, and an avirulent Acanthamoeba isolate was investigated. N fowleri is somewhat more sensitive to chlorine than N. gruberi, whereas the two Acanthamoeba strains are very resistant. This study yields information needed for the destruction of amoebic cysts in drinking water and swimming pools. It also gives some explanation for the occurence of Acanthamoeba strains in these waters

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1976
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:169762
Provided by: PubMed Central
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