A DNA project conducted last fall found a number of potential human pathogens in Charleston’s waterways, with some of the top being tuberculosis, staph, cholera and E. coli.
When bacteria levels are high, there’s an elevated risk of coming into contact with one of these pathogens. Charleston Waterkeeper reports the bacteria levels online each week from May to October.
Charleston Waterkeeper collected water samples in October 2021 from 20 different locations in the Charleston area. College of Charleston biology professor Michael Janech then used the samples to determine the different viruses, bacterium and other microorganisms present in the water.[…]
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