Distribution and Characterization of Salmonella enterica Isolates from Irrigation Ponds in the Southeastern United States.

@article{Luo2015DistributionAC,
  title={Distribution and Characterization of Salmonella enterica Isolates from Irrigation Ponds in the Southeastern United States.},
  author={Zhiyao Luo and Ganyu Gu and Amber Ginn and Mihai C. Giurcanu and Paige Adams and G. Vellidis and Ariena H. C. van Bruggen and Michelle D Danyluk and Anita C. Wright},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 13},
  pages={4376-87}
}
Irrigation water has been implicated as a likely source of produce contamination by Salmonella enterica. Therefore, the distribution of S. enterica was surveyed monthly in irrigation ponds (n = 10) located within a prime agricultural region in southern Georgia and northern Florida. All ponds and 28.2% of all samples (n = 635) were positive for Salmonella, with an overall geometric mean concentration (0.26 most probable number [MPN]/liter) that was relatively low compared to prior reports for… CONTINUE READING