volume 38, issue 10, P2589-2595 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.03.004
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S.M. Diergaardt, S.N. Venter, A. Spreeth, J. Theron, V.S. Brözel

Abstract: Campylobacter spp., mainly C. jejuni and C. coli, are recognized as significant human bacterial pathogens, being responsible for increasing numbers of gastroenteritis cases worldwide. Several reports have indicated that environmental waters are potential reservoirs and transmitting vehicles for these bacteria. The purpose of this study was thus to examine the occurrence of campylobacters in drinking and environmental water sources of South Africa, a country with a warmer climate and higher microbial pollution …

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