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Leptospira 2 
Leptospira 2

Leptospira are corkscrew shaped spirilla, and they look really different from the bacilli and cocci in the previous picture.

The thing that scares me about this picture is seeing the leptospira going through the tiny holes. The holes are in a filter that is supposed to filter out bacteria, and I have used this kind to filter water from a stream when camping. You can see that the leptospira are skinny enough to fit through the holes! Now I filter AND boil my water when I camp out!

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