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Main Title Seasonal Occurrence of 'Campylobacter' spp. in Surface Waters and Their Correlation with Standard Indicator Bacteria.
Author Carter, A. M. ; Pacha, R. E. ; Clark, G. W. ; Williams, E. W. ;
CORP Author Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/J-87/020;
Stock Number PB87-196143
Additional Subjects Surface waters ; Bacterial diseases ; Seasonal variations ; Enteritis ; Sewage ; Reprints ; Campylobacter ; Indicator bacteria ; Waterborne illness
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-196143 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Campylobacter jejuni, Campylobacter coli, and a Campylobacter-like organism were isolated from a number of natural water sources in central Washington including ponds, lakes, and small mountain streams ranging in elevation from 1460 to 5400 feet above sea level. At the two sites where extensive sampling was done, the bacterium was recovered throughout the year. Generally, the highest recovery rates were in the fall and winter months and the lowest during the spring and summer months. Campylobacter density did not show significant correlation with microbiological (fecal coliform, total coliform, fecal streptococcus, and heterotrophic plate count densities) or physical (water temperature, pH, and conductivity) parameters. (Copyright (c) 1987, American Society for Microbiology.)