Isolation of potentially pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:h7 from the Ganges River
Broadaway, Susan C.
Mishra, Veer B.
Mishra, Rajesh K.
Pulcini, Elinor D.
Ford, Tim E.
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Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 was detected among bacteria collected from the Ganges River. O157:H7 isolates tested positive for stx1, stx2, and eae gene sequences. Identification of potentially pathogenic isolates from extensively used source water indicates that O157:H7 may be a significant but as yet underacknowledged public health concern in India.
Hamner S, Broadaway SC, Mishra VB, Tripathi A, Mishra RK, Pulcini E, Pyle BH, Ford TE, "Isolation of potentially pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:h7 from the Ganges River," Appl Environ Microbiol 2007 73(7):2369-2372