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HERDIN Record #: R04A-UPHBL-17031415401624 Submitted: 14 March 2017 Modified: 17 March 2017

ISOLATION OF Vibrio cholera El Tor Ogawa FROM GREEN MUSSELS (Perna viridis).

Amirah A. Velarde,
Karissa Mae S. Titic,
Pamela B. Soon,
Allyssa Marie D. Romero,
Jessica R. Rizal,
Mylene L. Lampano

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Risk of infection by Vibrio cholera increase when one consumes seafood like green mussel which is a potential reservoir of the bacterium. The study was done to determine if V. cholera could be isolated and typified from green mussel. Standardized bacteriological, biochemical and serological tests were used for its typification. V. cholera was isolated from four collection sites in Cavite. The isolated V, cholera showed the biochemical characteristics based on Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology and correspond to V. cholera El Ogawa. Our results show that green mussels harbor Vibrio spp. The higher the incidence Vibrio in any environment, the higher would be the chances for human pathogenic bacteria to be present. There is a need to educate the public about handling and through cooking of green mussels before they are consumed.

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