Cooling towers are a hotspot for evolving disease

时间:2019-03-01 02:20:00166网络整理admin

Cooling towers could be evolutionary hotspots for new respiratory diseases. Many species of bacteria, including those that cause legionnaires’ disease, are thought to have evolved in association with an amoebic host. Now it seems that the warm, wet conditions found in cooling towers at factories and oil refineries make them a perfect spot for amoebas and bacteria to thrive,