Isolation of potentially pathogenic Escherichia coli O157:h7 from the Ganges River


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, Steve, Susan C. Broadaway, Veer B. Mishra, Anshuman Tripathi, Rajesh K. Mishra, Elinor D. Pulcini, Barry H. Pyle, and Tim E. Ford. “Isolation of Potentially Pathogenic Escherichia Coli O157:H7 from the Ganges River.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73, no. 7 (February 9, 2007): 2369–2372. doi:10.1128/aem.00141-07.
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