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2008-06-27 00:02:13

The Miami-Dade Health Department told swimmers to stay out of the water at 12 Miami-area beaches this week because of high levels of bacteria. Health officials said water samples are analyzed weekly for fecal coliform and enterococci that normally inhabit the intestinal tract of humans and animals and may cause human disease, infections or illness. Fecal pollution may come from storm water run-off, wildlife, pets and human sewage, the agency said Wednesday in a release. Two consecutive...

2008-06-26 12:02:42

By Jennifer Lebovich and Malka Abramoff, The Miami Herald Jun. 26--Swimmers were advised to stay out of the ocean from Golden Beach to Matheson Hammock on Wednesday after health officials discovered bacteria levels exceeding state standards at 12 Miami-Dade beaches. The no-swim advisory came after more beaches failed the bacteria indicator test than at any time since the county joined the state's beach monitoring program in 2002. Swimming in the water can increase risk of...

2008-06-26 06:02:33

By Jennifer Lebovich and Malka Abramoff, The Miami Herald Jun. 26--Swimmers were advised to stay out of the ocean from Golden Beach to Matheson Hammock on Wednesday after health officials discovered bacteria levels exceeding state standards at 12 Miami-Dade beaches. The no-swim advisory came after more beaches failed the bacteria indicator test than at any time since the county joined the state's beach monitoring program in 2002. Swimming in the water can increase risk of...

2008-06-18 21:00:12

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 19--Visitors to McFaddin Beach or Sea Rim State Park are urged to stay out of the water because of elevated bacteria levels Jefferson County issued a beach water advisory for the two coastal areas after samples collected by Lamar University were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers anything above 104 colonies to be unsafe. Ellen Cover, director of Lamar...

2008-01-30 03:00:24

By Venzon, Nel C Jr The world-famous Waikiki Beach, situated along Oahu's picturesque south shore, may be in jeopardy. Considered the heart of Hawaii's tourism industry, Waikiki and its surrounding environs host about 72,000 visitors per day, amounting to an estimated $3.6 billion total gross state product in 2002 (Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, 2003). Recent events affecting area waters, however, may have seriously compromised Waikiki's future economic...

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2007-09-12 09:00:00

By Suzanne Bohan Here's a term you may start to hear more often: sand pollution. No one knows exactly what's causing it, but scientists do know that beaches often contain high levels of bacteria linked to the presence of harmful pathogens. Along the California coast, the majority of 55 beaches tested had detectable levels of these bacterial warning flags, enterococci and E. coli, according to a recent study from a Stanford University research team. Ninety-one percent of the beaches tested...

2007-08-13 18:15:36

The same microbes that result in U.S. beach closures and health advisories when detected at unsafe levels in the ocean are also detected in the sand. Alexandria Boehm, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and graduate students Kevan Yamahara, Blythe Layton and Alyson Santoro collected samples of sand at 55 beaches between Mexico and Oregon and tested for fecal indicator bacteria in the lab and out in the field. The study, published in the...

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2005-08-01 19:20:00

A new study of 60 beaches in Southern California suggests that water pollution varies with the lunar cycle, reaching the highest levels when tides are ebbing during the new and full moon. The findings could help beachgoers and managers better assess the potential risk of swimming. The report appears in the Aug. 1 issue of the American Chemical Society's journal Environmental Science & Technology. ACS is the world's largest scientific society. Coastal water quality is controlled by a...


Latest Enterococcus Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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