Salmonella from a Microtidal Estuary Are Capable of Invading Human Intestinal Cell Lines
Mahbubul H Siddiqee, Rebekah Henry, Ana Deletic, Dieter M Bulach, Rhys A Coleman, David T McCarthy
MICROBIAL ECOLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2020
Faecal contamination poses health risks for the recreational users of urban estuaries. However, our understanding of the potential pathogenicity of faecal microbes in these environments is limited. To this end, a study was conducted to understand the spatial and seasonal distribution of Salmonella in water and sediments of the Yarra River estuary, Melbourne, Australia. Among 210 samples in total, culturable Salmonella were recovered from 27%, 17%, and 19% of water, bank, and bed sediment samples, respectively. The combined detection increased from 15% in winter to 32% in summer (p < 0.05) indicating seasonal variation as potential part of public health risk assessments. Further, pathogenic p..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
We gratefully acknowledge that this study was supported by funding contributions from Melbourne Water and the Australian Research Council (LP120100718).