Table 1

Distribution of Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., and Vibrio cholerae tap-water and bottled mineral water-positive samples from Isfahan province, Iran
Sample water Area E. coli
Salmonella spp.
V. cholerae*
Western Isfahan (n = 36) 10
2
-
Tap-water Central Isfahan (n = 36) 2
1
-
(n = 144) Northern Isfahan (n = 36) 10
-
-
Southern Isfahan (n = 36) 16
2
3
Total (n = 144) 38 (26.38%)
5 (3.47%)
3 (2.08%)
Bottled mineral water Company 1 (n = 56) -
-
-
(n = 304) Company 2 (n = 61) 3
-
-
Company 3 (n = 46) -
-
-
Company 4 (n = 42) -
-
-
Company 5 (n = 69) 5
-
-
Total (n = 304) 8 (2.63%)
-
-
Total (n = 448) Total (n = 448) 46 (10.26%)
5 (1.11%)
3 (0.66%)

*Number of positive samples.

Momtaz et al.

Momtaz et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:556   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-556

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