STP635: Isolation of Yersinia enterocolitica From Water

    Highsmith, AK
    Microbiologist, Hospital Infections Laboratory Section; chief, Special Pathogens Laboratory Section; and chief, Epidemiologic Investigations Laboratory Branch, respectively, Bacterial Diseases Division, Bureau of Epidemiology, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Atlanta,

    Feeley, JC
    Microbiologist, Hospital Infections Laboratory Section; chief, Special Pathogens Laboratory Section; and chief, Epidemiologic Investigations Laboratory Branch, respectively, Bacterial Diseases Division, Bureau of Epidemiology, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Atlanta,

    Morris, GK
    Microbiologist, Hospital Infections Laboratory Section; chief, Special Pathogens Laboratory Section; and chief, Epidemiologic Investigations Laboratory Branch, respectively, Bacterial Diseases Division, Bureau of Epidemiology, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Atlanta,

    Pages: 10    Published: Jan 1977


    Abstract

    Only in the last few years has Yersinia enterocolitica been recognized as an etiologic agent. An increasing awareness of this organism is evidenced by the number of recorded cases and isolations each year from a variety of sources throughout the world. Previous failure to isolate Y. enterocolitica may be related to lack of familiarity rather than absence of the organism. Presence in the animate and inanimate environments does provide opportunity for transmission by person to person, animals, foodstuffs, and water, but vehicles of disease transmission are not fully delineated. General hygienic techniques in regard to food and water sanitation should apply in the methods for controlling the disease caused by Y. enterocolitica. The bacteriology of Y. enterocolitica is reviewed and laboratory methodology is described.

    Keywords:

    bacteria, water, coliform bacteria


    Paper ID: STP34834S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34834S


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