Cultivation of Endamoeba Histolytica in Artificial Media from Cysts in Drinking Water Subjected to Chlorination

Elery R. Becker
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Summary and Conclusions

  1. 1. Experiments are reported on the cultivation of the cysts of Endamoeba histolytica following controlled exposure to varying strengths of residual chlorine in water.
  2. 2. In a number of instances the cysts remained viable after such treatment.
  3. 3. Chlorination of drinking water in practical amounts cannot be depended upon to destroy all of the cysts of E. histolytica.

Author Notes

Major, Sn.C.

T/4 Med. Dept.

T/4 Med. Dept.

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