Presence of Campylobacter and Salmonella in sand from bathing beaches.

  title={Presence of Campylobacter and Salmonella in sand from bathing beaches.},
  author={Frederick Bolton and Sherri Surman and Katrin Martin and David R.A. Wareing and Tom J. Humphrey},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={122 1},
The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. in sand from non-EEC standard and EEC standard designated beaches in different locations in the UK and to assess if potentially pathogenic strains were present. Campylobacter spp. were detected in 82/182 (45%) of sand samples and Salmonella spp. in 10/182 (6%). Campylobacter spp. were isolated from 46/92 (50%) of samples from non-EEC standard beaches and 36/90 (40%) from EEC standard… CONTINUE READING
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