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Junctions and Links

I have a need to create links between directories on a regular basis (e.g. to link between external drives and sync services like OneDrive / Dropbox). As I found this a fairly useful feature I thought I would quickly write up how I use this feature and the structure of the commands. Prior to going any further, the following information relates to Windows 10 and the NTFS file system. There are three file links which are supported in NTFS which […]

SARS-CoV-2

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is of significant concern worldwide, but what exactly is the virus, what does it cause and what is the concern? What is SARS-CoV-2? The phrase coronavirus has been used many times, technically whilst the virus is a coronavirus this phrase refers to the family of viruses rather than the specific virus itself. coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of these viruses cause illness in humans whilst others cause illness in animals (e.g. bats). Rarely, animal coronaviruses […]

Legionella and Legionellosis

Legionella is a genus (i.e. group) of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria (which includes L. pneumophila) which are known to cause a pneumonia-like illness known as legionellosis or Legionnaires’ disease, and a mild flu-like illness called Pontiac fever. Legionella is a naturally occuring bacteria that is widespread in water or soil but rarely cause infections however, in complex water systems made by humans (e.g. hospital plumbing systems, cooling towers) Legionella can rapidly multiply and when inhaled may cause Legionnaires’ disease. Whilst in […]