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The occurrence of antibiotic resistant Salmonellas in sewage and the effect of primary sedimentation on their numbers

Yaziz, Mohammad Ismail (1981) The occurrence of antibiotic resistant Salmonellas in sewage and the effect of primary sedimentation on their numbers. Pertanika, 4 (1). pp. 39-42. ISSN 0126-6128

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Abstract

The widespread use of antibiotics has led to the occurrence of resistant strains of bacteria in sewage and in the aquatic environment. This study has shown that there is no significant change in the proportion of antibiotic-resistant and antibiotic sensitive salmonellas during sedimentation of sewage and hence these organisms must have acquil·ed resistance during the initial use of the antibiotic and not during sewage treatment. Primary sedimentation alone can remove more than 80% of the total salmonellas present in raw sewage but negligible reductions will occur if the process is not optimised. The best way of controlling the release of antibiotic resistant salmonellas into the environment is to control the prescription and use of antibiotics.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Salmonellas; Antibiotic resistance; Sewage
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Environmental Studies
Publisher:Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
ID Code:2096
Deposited By: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Deposited On:10 Nov 2009 11:45
Last Modified:09 Mar 2015 15:00

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