Presence of Multidrug-Resistant E. coli, Enterococcus spp. and Salmonella spp. in Lakes and Fountains of Porto, Portugal


Urban lakes and fountains provide recreational activities that could facilitate the contact between humans, animals and biological agents. The objective of this work was to assess the water quality and safety of 17 lakes and 13 fountains in the city of Porto (Portugal), by detecting the presence of Escherichia coli, enterococci and Salmonella spp., and analyzing their antimicrobial resistance. (For more information,please refer to the pdf.)

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C. Flores, L. Loureiro, L. Bessa and P. Costa, "Presence of Multidrug-Resistant E. coli, Enterococcus spp. and Salmonella spp. in Lakes and Fountains of Porto, Portugal," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 5 No. 11, 2013, pp. 1117-1126. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2013.511117.

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