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|Title: ||Salmonella: the forgotten pathogen: health hazards of compliance with European bathing water legislation|
|Authors: ||Mansilha, Catarina R.|
Coelho, Carla A.
Faecal indicator microorganisms
Água e Solo
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2010|
|Citation: ||Mar Pollut Bull. 2010 Jun;60(6):819-26. Epub 2010 Feb 11|
|Abstract: ||The increasing demands on recreational waters have made microbial contamination a matter of public and scientific concern. This study aimed to search for Salmonella spp. in waters classified according EU Directive 2006/7/EC, in order to assess associations between its prevalence and the concentration of the non-pathogenic new faecal indicators: Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci. Although a statistically significant association was observed Salmonella was detected on beaches classified as "Good" (9.3%) and "Excellent" (14.4%) which compromises the idea that faecal indicators can be predictors of pathogens. Attending the high prevalence of Salmonella found (23.1%) it seemed important to improve the efficiency of the conventional analytical method (ISO 6340:1995), comparing its draft with SML-VIDAS Salmonella and two new chromogenic media: AES Salmonella Agar Plate (ASAP) and Simple Method Salmonella (SMS). ASAP showed the higher efficiency and can be recommended for a faster detection and presumptive identification of salmonellae in bathing waters.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Publisher version: ||http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X10000160|
|Appears in Collections:||DSA - Artigos em revistas internacionais|
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