The Battle of the Biofilms:



Single Cryptosporidium

Ben and Gerri had been saving for years for their dream vacation cruise to Bermuda on the luxury ship Endemic.   They had a great time eating all day at open buffet tables, swimming in the deck pool and touring islands. Ben even took his first jacuzzi.  

However, by the last few days of the trip, they were both feeling pretty poorly-- tired, coughing, fever.  A few weeks later, Ben, Gerri & 16 other passengers were hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease. There were 30 other suspected cases, and one person died.

As Director of Public Health for the cruiseline, you call the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help investigate.


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