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Recovery of Yersinia enterocolitica from streams and lakes of California.

By S Harvey, J R Greenwood, M J Pickett and R A Mah


Stream and lake water from the Mammoth Lakes region of California was sampled for Yersinia enterocolitica. From 10 of the 34 sites examined, organisms were isolated that were biochemically identified as Y. enterocolitica. Only one of the ten strains could be serologically confirmed. This strain was identified as Y. enterocolitica serotype 16. Although an outbreak of enteritis in the area prompted this study, no correlation with gastrointestinal disease could be established since the majority of the strains were untypeable

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1976
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