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Potential Salmonella transmission from ornamental fountains.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12415885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Besides the usual food and drinking-water vehicles, there are other routes by which Salmonella can be transmitted, especially at outdoor locations. Public fountains containing Salmonella offer models of exposure routes beyond those usually considered in the context of recreational use. The authors studied the bacteriological quality of water sampled from five ornamental fountains in Guadalajara, Mexico during two periods of six and of 10 months. Coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli were detected in 75 percent and 49 percent of the samples, respectively, and various serovars of Salmonella enterica were found in 12.4 percent of samples. In addition to risks from ingestion of the contaminated waters; ornamental fountains may also pose risks to people in the vicinity from inhalation of mists.
Eduardo Fernández Escartín; Josefina Saldaña Lozano; Ofelia Rodríguez García; Dean O Cliver
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental health     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0022-0892     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Health     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-05     Completed Date:  2003-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405525     Medline TA:  J Environ Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-12, 22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Investigación y Posgrado en Alimentos, Facultad de Química, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Centro Universitario, Cerro de las Campanas, México.
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MeSH Terms
Environment Design
Environmental Exposure / analysis
Equipment Contamination*
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Public Health
Salmonella / growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Salmonella Infections / transmission*
Water Microbiology*

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