Phenotyping of Salmonella serotypes isolated from natural sources of water in rural areas of East Sikkim.

Abstract

The objective of the study was to conduct bacteriological analysis of water with special reference to Salmonella spp from natural sources of rural habitations of East Sikkim. A total of 28 Salmonella serovars isolated were biotyped, phage typed and tested for their anti-microbial susceptibility. All the isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi belonged to Biotype I. Four isolates of S. typhi belonged to phage type A. All S. paratyphi A isolates belong to phage 2. All the isolates were sensitive to chloramphenicol, cefixime and amikacin. Untreated natural water sources are unsafe for human consumption.

DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.148413

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@article{Poonia2015PhenotypingOS, title={Phenotyping of Salmonella serotypes isolated from natural sources of water in rural areas of East Sikkim.}, author={Shubra Poonia and Tanusha Soogreem Singh and Dechenla Tsering}, journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology}, year={2015}, volume={33 1}, pages={136-8} }