Degraded water quality influences microbial community composition and perception of health risks in the Chattooga River.

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Bacterial skin infections are a chronic problem among whitewater rafters on the Chattooga River in the southeastern United States; however, little is known about the source of such infections. The Chattooga River is a federally designated "Wild and Scenic" river, with a forested riparian buffer zone designed to protect water quality in the river. Riverine… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/dna.2009.0988

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