A comparison of salmonella serotypes found in the faeces of gulls feeding at a sewage works with serotypes present in the sewage

D. R. Fenlon*

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Abstract

The numbers of salmonella serotypes in raw sewage, sewage sludge and final effluent at a sewage treatment works were determined. Resting gulls which had previously been feeding on the sewage were disturbed and individual faecal samples tested for the presence of salmonellae. The serotypes were compared with those in the sewage. Six serotypes were isolated from the sewage, Salmonella Stanley being found in all types of sample. Eleven of the twenty gull faeces samples were positive for salmonellae, a carriage rate of 55%. Seven serotypes were found, S. stanley being most frequent. Three serotypes were found in both sewage and gull faeces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hygiene
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - Aug 1983

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