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Enterococci:  A type of fecal Streptococci  bacteria (MPN)

  • Enterococci are a type of fecal Streptococci present in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals.
  • Enterococci, when associated with sewage, have been found to have a significant correlation with swimming-related gastrointestinal illness.  Enterococci are less likely to die off in salt water, and therefore are used for tidal water monitoring.

Revised April 6, 2016        

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