PCR detection of specific pathogens in water: a risk-based analysis.

@article{Loge2002PCRDO,
  title={PCR detection of specific pathogens in water: a risk-based analysis.},
  author={Frank J. Loge and Donald E Thompson and Douglas R. Call},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={2754-9}
}
The relative concentration of pathogens in water samples collected from storm drains and adjacent surfaces was evaluated using established PCR-based protocols. Out of the 58 samples collected from 21 different storm drains, 22% were PCR positive for Escherichia coli ETEC, Salmonella, or adenovirus. The risk of swimming related illnesses associated with detection of E. coli ETEC and Salmonella ranged from 0.39 to 30:100 000 and 0.3-25:1000, respectively. The detection limit corresponding to a… CONTINUE READING