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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7271

Title: Bacteriological analysis of water samples from Tsunami hit coastal areas of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
Authors: Rajendran, P.
Murugan, S.
Raju, S.
Sundararaj, T.
Kanthesh, B. M.
Reddy, E. V.
Keywords: Tsunami, drinking water contamination, MPN, bacteriological analysis
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2006
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology
Citation: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology (ISSN: 0255-0857) Vol 24 Num 2
Abstract: Water borne diseases such as cholera, enteric fever and dysentery were expected after the tsunami, which hit the coastal areas of Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. In the present study 151 drinking water sources were collected from the tsunami affected villages and relief shelters and tested for coliforms and pathogens. Nine well water samples were also collected for specific bacteriological analysis. Presence of coliforms was detected in 56 (37%) water samples. One isolate each of Salmonella Paratyphi B and NAG Vibrio were isolated from two well water samples. There was no report of acute diarroeal diseases or typhoid illness during the post tsunami period monitored by a field microbiology laboratory for a month.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/7271
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=mb06032
Rights: Copyright 2006 Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
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