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Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) in Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella

Hernandez, Jorge; Prado, Valeria; Torres, Daniel; Waldenström, Jonas LU ; Haemig, Paul D. and Olsen, Bjorn (2007) In Polar Biology 30(10). p.1227-1229
Abstract
Rectal swabs were collected from Antarctic fur seal pups Arctocephalus gazella at Cape Shirreff, South Shetland Islands, and analyzed for the presence of anthropogenic pathogens. Two of the 33 pups tested positive for enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC). These samples are the first records of EPEC in Antarctic wildlife and suggest that more needs to be done to protect the Antarctic fauna from exotic anthropogenic pathogens.
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1227 - 1229
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1432-2056
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10.1007/s00300-007-0282-2
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English
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  abstract     = {Rectal swabs were collected from Antarctic fur seal pups Arctocephalus gazella at Cape Shirreff, South Shetland Islands, and analyzed for the presence of anthropogenic pathogens. Two of the 33 pups tested positive for enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC). These samples are the first records of EPEC in Antarctic wildlife and suggest that more needs to be done to protect the Antarctic fauna from exotic anthropogenic pathogens.},
  author       = {Hernandez, Jorge and Prado, Valeria and Torres, Daniel and Waldenström, Jonas and Haemig, Paul D. and Olsen, Bjorn},
  issn         = {1432-2056},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1227--1229},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Polar Biology},
  title        = {Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) in Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-007-0282-2},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2007},
}