Title: Comparison of enterococcal populations related to urban and hospital wastewater in various climatic and geographic European regions. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Blanch, A.R., Caplin, J. L., Iversen,A., Kühn,I., Manero,A., Taylor,H. D. and Vilanova,X..2003. Comparison of enterococcal populations related to urban and hospital wastewater in various climatic and geographic European regions. Journal of Appl. Microbiol. 94: 994-1002. http://www.ub.edu/microbiologia/TOFPSW.htm 
Author 1/Producer: Blanch, A.R. 
Other Authors/Producers: Caplin, J. L., Iversen,A., Kühn,I., Manero,A., Taylor,H. D. and Vilanova,X. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.ub.edu/microbiologia/TOFPSW.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
 
Short description: Scarce knowledge about the distribution of enterococci species in wastewaters limits any statement on their reliability as faecal indicators or the implications of antibiotic resistance transmission by these organisms through the water cycle. Enterococci have been involved in nosocomial infections and the spreading of antibiotic resistance through the food chain. The species distribution of enterococci and the presence of resistant strains to vancomycin and erythromycin were analysed in more than 400 raw and treated urban wastewaters, surface waters receiving these treated wastewaters and hospital wastewaters from three European countries. 
Link to Project(s): TOFPSW Tracking the origin of faecal pollution in surface water
 
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