Low Pathogenic Potential in Heterotrophic Bacteria from Potable Water
Forty-five isolates of HPC bacteria, most of which express virulence-related characteristics are being tested for pathogenicity in immunocompromised mice. All forty-five were negative for facultative intracellular pathogenicity. All twenty-three isolates tested thus far were also negative for extracellular pathogenicity.
Stelma Jr., G. N., J. W. Messer, D. J. Lye, and B. G. Smith. Low Pathogenic Potential in Heterotrophic Bacteria from Potable Water. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Water Quality Association, Orlando, FL, March 29, 2001.