IFRC2The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 189 member National Societies. In December 2014, Malaysia experienced the worst flooding it had in decades. As is common after severe flooding, there was a high risk of waterborne diseases, including those caused by E. coli bacteria.

The IFRC deployed the Aquagenx Compartment Bag Test (CBT) in Malaysia to help provide disaster response assistance by monitoring drinking water for fecal contamination. They chose the CBT because it doesn’t require electricity and other equipment, and specifies E. coli.

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