Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal
Volume 12, Number 1-3
TITLE: Bacterial quality of water from Kanbauk areas during 1997 (Short report).
AUTHOR: Mar Mar Nyein; Myint Oo; Sein Hla Kyaw; Nyan Moe; Thuzar Myint; Aye Aye Myint; Eldin Pedecoulas Philippe
SOURCE: Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2000; 12(1-3): 54-55
ABSTRACT: Epidemic outbreak of shigellosis  and water-borne typhoid fever in Catalonia in 1994  highlight the effect of contaminated water. This study aims to demonstrate the water quality, which is consumed by local people. It was carried out in rural area, Kanbauk (Dawe) that includes Eindayazar, Phaungdaw, Pyingyi, Hlegone and Ohnbinkwin quarters, from January and November 1997. A total of 107 water samples from Kanbauk, (Dawe) and 23 rectal swab samples of diarrhoea cases from Ohnbinkwin were tested. Presumptive test for water quality was done as described in the guidance for drinking water quality . Isolation and identification of enteric bacteria from rectal swab samples was done as described by WHO, 1981.
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Water Microbiology.