Molecular characterization of sewage-borne pathogens and detection of sewage markers in an urban stream in Caracas, Venezuela

W. Q. Betancourt, L. Querales, Y. F. Sulbaran, J. Rodriguez-Diaz, L. Caraballo, F. H. Pujol

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Abstract

Molecular characterization of two sewage-borne pathogens identified hepatitis A virus (HAV) subgenotype IA and Giardia duodenalis assemblages A and B as predominant genotypes circulating in an urban area of Venezuela. This study reveals epidemiological features of human pathogens of worldwide distribution and the efficacy of molecular methods for accurate assessment of sewage pollution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2023-2026
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume76
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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