Published: 23/11/20 17:15 Categories: Microbiology
The presence of Enterococci is considered one of the key fecal indicators of water, since these bacteria are found in the intestinal microbiota of both healthy people and some animals.
And although the vast majority of species are harmless, some others are considered opportunistic pathogens, and unfortunately this includes emerging strains that are resistant to antibiotics, specifically vancomycin.
Also, these bacteria are resistant in hostile conditions such as low temperatures and high salinity concentrations, so their persistence in the environment can become a problem for recreational water users.
Due to its environmental importance, there are standardized methods for the detection of Enterococci in water samples.
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