There is no known treatment or vaccine for the disease
Dr. Afriye Amerson is a Board certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist. During her training at George Washington Medical School, Dr. Amerson also studied Eastern and African healing arts. She became a Reiki Master, and practices holistic healing as well as traditional Western medicine. In private practice for the past 15 years, Dr. Amerson has encountered a wide […]
(AP) — Tens of thousands of people have been allowed to return to their homes as the threat eases from the devastating California wildfires. Officials said Monday the number of evacuees has gone from a high of 100,000 on Saturday to 40,000 Monday. Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection,…
Eosin methylene blue agar (EMB)
Selective/differential media selects for Gram negative organisms by inhibiting the growth of most Gram positive organisms and differentiates by color using Eosin Y and methylene blue pH indicator dyes. Sucrose and lactose are the fermentable carbohydrates which encourage the growth of fecal coliforms and allow for differentiating them.
Strong fermenters of lactose or sucrose will produce dark purple to black colonies. Weak fermenters will produce mucoid pink colonies. colorless colonies indicate non-ferments of lactose and sucrose and are not a fecal coliforms. Escherichia coli (E. coli) produces a green-metallic sheen.
Enterics are facultative Gram negative, rod-shaped bacteria within the intestinal tracts of humans and animals. Coliforms are enterics that ferment lactose. Coliforms in drinking water are used as indicators of possible contamination with disease-causing organisms.
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Thursday marks three weeks to the day since Hurricane Maria leveled Puerto Rico.
Seventeen wildfires raged Tuesday across parts of seven counties.