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Occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Dutch mussels
van den Broek, M.J.M.; Mossel, D.A.A.; Eggenkamp, A.E. (1979). Occurrence of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Dutch mussels. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 37(3): 438-442
In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. American Society for Microbiology: Washington. ISSN 0099-2240, more
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Keywords
    Infectious diseases; Toxicants; Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Fujino, Okuno, Nakada, Aoyama, Fukai, Mukai & Ueho, 1951) Sakazaki, Iwanami & Fukumi, 1963 [WoRMS]; ANE, Netherlands [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • van den Broek, M.J.M.
  • Mossel, D.A.A.
  • Eggenkamp, A.E.

Abstract
    In a total of 79 10-g tissue samples from Dutch mussels, 3 (3.8%) were found to contain V. parahaemolyticus. In a second survey, 6 of 23 bags of mussels (26%) contained one or more strains of V. parahaemolyticus in 5-g tissue samples. The many limitations of current methodology used in such surveys are stressed. Positive samples can be missed because viable cells may die during refrigerated transport. Surviving cells also may not be detected because they have been sublethally stressed. In addition, the unreliability of the identification criterion of no growth in 10% NaCl was demonstrated. Recent information concerning the incidence of V. parahaemolyticus in the region of the North Sea is also presented.

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