Detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes in a sewage treatment plant in Iraq.

@article{alGhazali1986DetectionAE,
  title={Detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes in a sewage treatment plant in Iraq.},
  author={M R al-Ghazali and S K al-Azawi},
  journal={The Journal of applied bacteriology},
  year={1986},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={251-4}
}
Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from a sewage treatment plant in Baghdad, Iraq, at all stages of treatment. The treatment processes did not yield a sewage sludge cake or a final discharge free of listerias. The agricultural practice of using such sewage products as fertilizers could become a route of spreading the organism in Iraq, particularly by infecting animals that consume vegetation in fields spread with such sewage. Dewatering of sewage reduced the number of L. monocytogenes but long… CONTINUE READING

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