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Ocean swimming {50000122}

Record Keys


Factor:
Ocean swimming
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Details


Authoring date:
2019-06-23
Specification:
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Meta Information


Type:
Environment
Host:
Human
Zone:
Skin

Notes


- Vibrio species -- only identified to the genus level -- were detected on every participant after swimming in the ocean, and air drying," said. Nielsen. (The Vibrio genus includes the bacterium that causes cholera.) At six hours post swim, they were still present on most of the volunteers, but by 24 hours, they were present only on one individual.
While many Vibrio are not pathogenic, the fact that we recovered them on the skin after swimming demonstrates that pathogenic Vibrio species could potentially persist on the skin after swimming," said Nielsen. The fraction of Vibrio species detected on human skin was more than 10 times greater than the fraction in the ocean water sample, suggesting a specific affinity for attachment to human skin. (1)