Pathogens in Ornamental Waters: A Pilot Study
AbstractIn parks, ornamental waters of easy access and populated with animals are quite attractive to children and yet might hide threats to human health. The present work focuses on the microbiota of the ornamental waters of a Lisboa park, characterized during 2015. The results show a dynamic microbiota integrating human pathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, Aeromonas spp. and Enterobacter spp., and also antibiotic resistant bacteria. K. pneumoniae and Aeromonas spp. were present as planktonic and biofilm organized bacteria. In vitro K. pneumoniae and Aeromonas spp. showed an enhanced ability to assemble biofilm at 25 °C than at 37 °C. Bacteria recovered from biofilm samples showed an increased antibiotic resistance compared to the respective planktonic counterparts. View Full-Text
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Nascimento, M.; Rodrigues, J.C.; Reis, L.; Nogueira, I.; Carvalho, P.A.; Brandão, J.; Duarte, A.; Jordao, L. Pathogens in Ornamental Waters: A Pilot Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 216.
Nascimento M, Rodrigues JC, Reis L, Nogueira I, Carvalho PA, Brandão J, Duarte A, Jordao L. Pathogens in Ornamental Waters: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(2):216.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nascimento, Maria; Rodrigues, Joao C.; Reis, Lucia; Nogueira, Isabel; Carvalho, Patricia A.; Brandão, João; Duarte, Aida; Jordao, Luisa. 2016. "Pathogens in Ornamental Waters: A Pilot Study." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 2: 216.
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