BACTERIA EPA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ARE PRESENT IN RECLAIMED
SEWAGE EFFLUENT WATER AND SEWAGE SLUDGE BIOSOLIDS.
Bacteria may infect humans, plants and animals
Click here for expand bacteria index of antibiotic resistant diseases.
EPA gave the impression in 1989 that only 5 bacteria were of concern in sludge and they would not cause
serious disease. These are a few of the bacteria sludge waste industry scientists don't talk about.
Acinetobacter ------- skin and wound infections, pneumonia, and meningitis,
Actinomycetes -------invasive fungal sinusitis, inflammatory lesions of the lymph nodes, intraperitoneal
abscesses, or by lung abscesses
Bacillus ---------------- toxin-mediated food poisoning, anthrax.
Bacteroides----------- potentially fatal abscesses and bacteremias.
Bordetella --------------Whooping cough, pneumonia, otitis media, and other respiratory infections
Brucella ----------------skin, respiratory tract, or digestive tract - bacteremia (bacterial blood infiltration).
CITROBACTER -------- infections of the urinary tract and infant meningitis.
Corynebacterium --- granulomatous lymphadenitis, pneumonitis, pharyngitis, skin infections, and
endocarditis, Infection by diphtheroids tend to occur in elderly, neutropenic, or
immunocompromised patients, and those who have indwelling prosthetic devices
such as heart valves, neurologic shunts, or catheters. diphtheria
Clostridium ----------- human gas gangrene, colitis, and food poisoning, enteritis, enterocolitis, necrosis
[death] of the surrounding tissue, necrotizing intestinal tissues
EDWARDSIELLA,----- opportunistic pathogen for humans, causing diarrhea.
ENTEROBACTER ---- urinary tract and respiratory tract infections
Enterococci ------- urinary tract infections, bacteremia, bacterial endocarditis, diverticulitis, and
Eubacterium -------- endocarditis, wound infection, endocarditis, cavities
Flavobacterium----- neonatal meningitis
Fusobacterium ----- necrotic tissue, abscesses of the liver, lungs, and other tissues and in chronic ulcer
of the colon, purulent or gangrenous infections, gingivitis
Haemophilus ------- respiratory infection, central nervous system, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia,
bacteremia, conjuctivitis, and a host of other illnesses, conjunctivitis; H. ducrey´i, the
cause of chancroid; H. influen´zae (once thought to be the cause of epidemic
influenza), the cause of lethal meningitis in infants; and H. vagina´lis, associated with,
and possibly the cause of, vaginitis
Helicobacter ------ peptic ulcers and chronic gastritis, septicemia in neonates, gastric carcinogenesis
KLEBSIELLA ------ urinary tract pathogen
Legionella -- ------- survival through Infections of Protozoa -- pneumonia
Leptospira spp.---- leptospirosis, lymphocytic meningitis, hepatitis, and nephritis, separately or in
combination, and varying in severity from a mild carrier state to fatal disease.
Listeria: ------------ Abortion, stillbirth and preterm labor, Neonatal infection (granulomatosis
infantisepticum), CNS infection: Listeria has a predilection for the brain parenchyma,
especially the brain stem, and the meninges, Gastroenteritis: L monocytogenes can
produce food-borne diarrheal disease, death.
During pregnancy, the connection between the fetus and the mother is off bounds to her immune system
and listeria can multiply there. Just a single bacterium is sufficient to set this up and then they multiply
within this sequestered environment (I値l dig up the paper and give you the citation).
Listeria are not easily killed in sewage, survive in large numbers, are drug resistant. In testing Title 22
water, we found that Title 22 reclaimed tertiary treated water contains antibiotic resistant bacteria. The
aerosols from sprinkler irrigation can and do drift into numerous neighborhoods. The levels of resistance
in the community is expanding at an accelerating rate. (Dr. Edo McGowan)
Neisseria ---------- meningitis, meningococcal meningitis, endotoxin shock or focal cerebral involvement.
MORGANELLA,---- urinary tract and wound infections
Mycobacterium.--- tuberculosis, leprosy, pulmonary disease resembling tuberculosis, lymphadenitis, skin
disease, or disseminated disease.
Pasteurella -------- hemorrhagic septicemias, swelling, cellulitis, and some bloody drainage at the wound
site, joints swelling and arthritis
PEPTOSTREPTOCOCCUS -- infections of bones, joints and soft tissue, pathogenic, as well as septicemic,
brain, liver, breast, and lung abscesses, generalized necrotizing soft tissue infections
Propionibacterium --- acne; chronic blepharitis and endophthalmitis, corneal ulcers, damages heart valves
leading to endocarditis, and infections of joints (septic arthritis)
PROTEUS ----------- wound and urinary tract infections
PROVIDENCIA ---- urinary tract infections, diarrhea in children
Pseudomonas --- colonize the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, urinary tract infections, sepsis,
SERRATIA, --------- urinary tract infections, wound infections, and pneumonia
Staphylococcus -- toxins are a common cause of food poisoning, infect wounds, community acquired
infections, (MRSA), toxic shock syndrome, scalded skin syndrome, septicaemia,
genitourinary tract infections, soft tissue infections, destroys white blood cells,
pneumonia, meningitis, boils, arthritis, and osteomyelitis (chronic bone infection), acne,
Streptococcus --- strep throat, members of this genus are responsible for many cases of meningitis,
bacterial pneumonia, endocarditis, erysipelas and even necrotizing fasciitis (so-called
'flesh-eating' bacterial infections), pneumonia, otitis media and meningitis, dental caries,
dental abscesses, acute rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, and acute glomerulonephritis,
joints and heart valves, meningitis in neonates, systemic bacteremia, premature rupture
of membranes and transmission to the child, impetigo, cellulitis, and erysipelas, sexually
transmitted urogenital infections
YERSINIA. -------- acute gastroenteritis and mesenteric lymphadenitis in children and arthritis, septicemia,
and erythema nodosum in adults, bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic plagues