1921
Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD

Abstract

Abstract

The discharges of 16 thermal polluting factories were examined for the occurrence of , the causative agent of primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Seven of these waters were shown to harbor this ameba. Of 22 isolates, 3 were highly virulent for mice when inoculated intranasally. The three pathogenic strains were isolated from three different places during summer. More were found during summer than in winter, which could be attributed to the lower temperature during winter. The distribution seems to be bound to the cooling waters of older factories and is not restricted to one type of factory. There are strong indications that the isolation of nonpathogenic seropositive strains from water is an indication for the occurrence of pathogenic .

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1977.26.10
1977-01-01
2017-11-18
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1977.26.10
Loading
  • Accepted : 08 Jun 1976

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error