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  1. Isolation of free-living pathogenic amoebae from thermal spas in N.W. Spain.

    Article - En anglais

    We tested for the presence of free-living amoebae in water from 12 thermal spas in northwest Spain ; 8 tested positive.

    No relationship was observed between temperature, pH or bacterial contamination and either the presence of amoebae or the number of strains per sample.

    A total of 13 strains were found : 5 of Vahlkampfia, 2 of Naegleria, 3 of Acanthamoeba and 3 of other genera.

    Those Naegleria and Acanthamoeba strains which survived at 37o were tested for pathogenicity by intracerebral and intranasal inoculation of mice ; only 2 strains (both of the species Acanthamoeba polyphaga) caused death.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Crénothérapie, Espagne, Eau thermale, Qualité eau, Contrôle qualité, Amoebaea, Prélèvement, Europe, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Balnéothérapie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Crenotherapy, Spain, Thermal water, Water quality, Quality control, Amoebaea, Samplings, Europe, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Balneotherapy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0186153

    Code Inist : 002B30A02C. Création : 09/06/1995.