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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/132541
Title:
Megacities as sources for pathogenic bacteria in rivers and their fate downstream.
Authors:
Abraham, Wolf-Rainer ( 0000-0002-2850-2649 )
Abstract:
Poor sanitation, poor treatments of waste water, as well as catastrophic floods introduce pathogenic bacteria into rivers, infecting and killing many people. The goal of clean water for everyone has to be achieved with a still growing human population and their rapid concentration in large cities, often megacities. How long introduced pathogens survive in rivers and what their niches are remain poorly known but essential to control water-borne diseases in megacities. Biofilms are often niches for various pathogens because they possess high resistances against environmental stress. They also facilitate gene transfers of antibiotic resistance genes which become an increasing health problem. Beside biofilms, amoebae are carriers of pathogenic bacteria and niches for their survival. An overview about our current understanding of the fate and niches of pathogens in rivers, the multitude of microbial community interactions, and the impact of severe flooding, a prerequisite to control pathogens in polluted rivers, is given.
Affiliation:
Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
Citation:
Megacities as sources for pathogenic bacteria in rivers and their fate downstream. 2011, 2011 Int J Microbiol
Journal:
International journal of microbiology
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/132541
DOI:
10.1155/2011/798292
PubMed ID:
20885968
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1687-9198
Appears in Collections:
publications of the research group chemical microbiology (CMIK)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAbraham, Wolf-Raineren
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T13:43:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-03T13:43:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationMegacities as sources for pathogenic bacteria in rivers and their fate downstream. 2011, 2011 Int J Microbiolen
dc.identifier.issn1687-9198-
dc.identifier.pmid20885968-
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2011/798292-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/132541-
dc.description.abstractPoor sanitation, poor treatments of waste water, as well as catastrophic floods introduce pathogenic bacteria into rivers, infecting and killing many people. The goal of clean water for everyone has to be achieved with a still growing human population and their rapid concentration in large cities, often megacities. How long introduced pathogens survive in rivers and what their niches are remain poorly known but essential to control water-borne diseases in megacities. Biofilms are often niches for various pathogens because they possess high resistances against environmental stress. They also facilitate gene transfers of antibiotic resistance genes which become an increasing health problem. Beside biofilms, amoebae are carriers of pathogenic bacteria and niches for their survival. An overview about our current understanding of the fate and niches of pathogens in rivers, the multitude of microbial community interactions, and the impact of severe flooding, a prerequisite to control pathogens in polluted rivers, is given.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleMegacities as sources for pathogenic bacteria in rivers and their fate downstream.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHelmholtz Center for Infection Research, Chemical Microbiology, Inhoffenstrasse 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.en
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of microbiologyen

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