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Opportunistic pathogens in roof-captured rainwater samples, determined using quantitative PCR

Overview of attention for article published in Water Research, April 2014
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Title
Opportunistic pathogens in roof-captured rainwater samples, determined using quantitative PCR
Published in
Water Research, April 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2013.12.021
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Authors

W. Ahmed, H. Brandes, P. Gyawali, J.P.S. Sidhu, S. Toze

Abstract

In this study, quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used for the detection of four opportunistic bacterial pathogens in water samples collected from 72 rainwater tanks in Southeast Queensland, Australia. Tank water samples were also tested for fecal indicator bacteria (Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp.) using culture-based methods. Among the 72 tank water samples tested, 74% and 94% samples contained E. coli and Enterococcus spp., respectively, and the numbers of E. coli and Enterococcus spp. in tank water samples ranged from 0.3 to 3.7 log₁₀ colony forming units (CFU) per 100 mL of water. In all, 29%, 15%, 13%, and 6% of tank water samples contained Aeromonas hydrophila, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila, respectively. The genomic units (GU) of opportunistic pathogens in tank water samples ranged from 1.5 to 4.6 log₁₀ GU per 100 mL of water. A significant correlation was found between E. coli and Enterococcus spp. numbers in pooled tank water samples data (Spearman's rs = 0.50; P < 0.001). In contrast, fecal indicator bacteria numbers did not correlate with the presence/absence of opportunistic pathogens tested in this study. Based on the results of this study, it would be prudent, to undertake a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) analysis of opportunistic pathogens to determine associated health risks for potable and nonpotable uses of tank water.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 62 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 17%
Researcher 8 13%
Unspecified 5 8%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 20 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 14 22%
Environmental Science 10 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 16%
Unspecified 9 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 11%
Other 13 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 June 2017.
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#3,316,872
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#1,095
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#56,971
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#8
of 29 outputs
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