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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.26 no.1-2 Manaus Mar./June 1996

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921996261096 

ZOOLOGIA

CALLIPHORIDAE (DIPTERA) IN MANAUS: IV. BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM BLOWFLIES COLLECTED IN STREET MARKETS

Calliphoridae (Diptera) em Manaus: IV. Bactérias Isoladas de Moscas Coletadas em Feiras Livres

Norival D PARALUPPI 1  

Jurandir C. de VASCONCELOS 2  

Josenilda S. de AQUINO 2  

Eloy G CASTELLÓN 2  

Maria do S. B. da SILVA 2  

1Departamento de Biologia/ICB, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 69077-000 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

2Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Caixa Postal 478, 69011 -970 Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus sp., Providencia sp., Citrobacter sp. and Klebsiella sp. were isolated from calliphorid flies collected in eight street markets in the city of Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil. The presence of £. coli in the samples suggests that faecal contamination is occurring and that these flies are potential vehicles of enteropathogenic bacteria to exposed foods.

Key words: Bacterial contamination; Calliphoridae; Manaus; street markets

RESUMO

Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus sp.. Providencia sp.. Citrobacter sp. e Klebsiella sp. foram isoladas de moscas califorídeas coletadas em oito feiras livres na cidade de Manaus, estado do Amazonas, Brasil. A presença de E. coli nas amostras sugere que está ocorrendo contaminação fecal e que estas moscas são veículos potenciais de bactérias enteropatogênicas para os alimentos expostos.

Palavras-Chave: Contaminação bacteriana; Calliphoridae; Manaus; feiras livres

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