The presence and antimicrobial susceptibilities of human-pathogen Vibrio spp. isolated from blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) in Belek tourism coast, Turkey


Yalcinkaya F., Ergin C., Agalar C., Kaya S., Aksoylar M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH, vol.13, no.1, pp.95-98, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/0960312021000063304
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-98

Abstract

Monitoring of Vibrio species by blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) was carried out during the winter period in a selected area of the Belek, Antalya Gulf. Eighty-three blue crabs were examined for Vibrio species. V. alginolyticus (30.1%), V. fluvialis (10.8%), V. damsela (9.6%), V. harveyi (3.6%), V. metschnikovii (3.6%) and V. vulnificus (2.4%) were isolated. V. vulnificus was the highest concentration (5x10(8) Vibrio ml(-1)) although it was only 2.4% isolated from blue crabs. The strains of different vibrio species were highly susceptible to doxycycline, tetracycline and ciprofloxacin.