Isolation and significance of Salmonella sp. from some beaches of Kerala

P.S. Gore, T.S.G. Iyer, O. Raveendran, R.V. Unnithan

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Salmonella sp. obtained from the sand samples of some beaches of Kerala during July-October 1978 have been reported. Its percentage occurrence was 22.7. However, water samples failed to give positive Salmonella isolations and there appears to be some relation between the coliforms, E. coli counts and the presence of Salmonella. The occurrence and significance of Salmonella in bathing beaches in relation to public health hazard have been highlighted

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