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1 Bacteriological Examination of water, milk and air

2 Water  Milk  Air

3  Water intended for human consumption should not contain any pathogenic organisms.  Water is used for many applications either at home for cooking,washing or drinking or in industries such as food and pharmaceuticals.

4  It is also important for hospitals for example haemodialysis unit  Testing of water samples are done regularly to make sure of its safety

5  Supplies of drinking water contaminated with sewage may cause diseases such as: typhoid fever and cholera.  All sources of water should be tested regularly.  Microorganisms which indicate the fecal pollution in water are usually common intestinal commensal bacteria.

6  Escherichia coli:  The essential indicator of fecal pollution of human /animal origin.  It is an important member of the coliform bacteria.  Coliforms are members of the enterobacteriaceae family and they 1. grow in the presence of bile salts. 2. produce acid and gas from fermentation of lactose at 37°C.  It is the commonly-used bacterial indicator of sanitary quality of food and water.

7  Enterococcus faecalis: less numerous than E.coli in human feces, but more resistant to chlorination.  Clostridium perfringens: Less numerous in human feces Its spores can survive in the environment Resist treatment processes than most of the indicators.

8 Media used in bacteriological examination of water 1. For coliforms: MacConkey’s broth Containing bromocresol purple as the pH indicator.  To confirm the presence of E.coli : EMB agar + IMVC

9  Enterococcus faecalis:  Glucose azide broth.  Clostridium perfringes:  Differential reinforced clostridial medium.

10  Membrane Filtration Method  Determination of Most Probable Number (MPN) by dilution method  Pour plate technique Methods Used in Bacteriological Examination of Water

11 Using Millipore Filter Apparatus Membrane Filtration Method MacConkey’s agar

12 Determination of MPN of Coliforms by Dilution Method Water Sample 50 ml DSMB 5 x 10 ml DSMB 5 x 5 ml SSMB 50 ml water sample 10 ml water sample 1 ml water sample

13  Positive tubes: showing production of acid or gas.  Acid production: change color of tube from purple to yellow  Gas production: detected in the Durham’s tube.

14 Purple Yellow Gas Determine no. of coliforms per 100 ml water sample (MPN) using the standard probability table.

15 13 2 MPN = 14 i.e: No. of coliform bacilli per 100 ml water sample is 14 cells.


17 Using 10 fold serial dilution method Viable Bacterial Count 9 ml Saline 1 23 Water sample 1 ml water1 ml 1/10 1/10 x 1/10 1/100 1/100 x 1/10 1/1000 1 ml 1 ml1 ml Melted NA 1 23

18 Dilution factor 123X X. y 10 x1x1x1x1 X 1.y 1 10 2 x2x2x2x2 X 2.y 2 10 3 x3x3x3x3 X 3.y 3 No. of colonies per plate Y No. of cells per 1 ml = X 1.y 1 + X 2.y 2 + X 3.y 3 3

19  Water Milk  Air

20 Human infections may be caused by theingestion of animal milk which contains microorganisms derived from: a. Animal e.g. by contamination with its feces b. The environment c. Milk handlers such as dairy workers Introduction:

21  It is important to examine milk for pathogens to ensure that it is safe to be consumed by man.  Milk is further used for obtaining many milk products like cheese,cream, butter and ice cream

22  E.coli  Streptoccus pyogenes  Mycobacterium bovis  Bacillus anthracis  Salmonella sp.  Brucella sp.

23 Using the pour plate method after preparation of 10 fold serial dilution from the milk sample with ringer solution.  Permissible number of bacterial flora in pasteurized milk is 5 x 10 4 cfu/ml  Permissible number of bacterial flora in long life milk is 10 cfu/ml

24 Methylene Blue Reduction Test To determine quality of the milk Increasing the number of bacterial flora will reduce the color of methylene blue more rapidly due to increasing consumption of oxygen. i.e.: The speed of reduction of methylene blue color is directly proportional to the number of bacteria present in milk sample.

25 Methylene Blue Reduction Test Results: The shorter the decolorization time, the higher the number of bacterial flora present in milk, and and the poor quality of milk Decolorization timeResult 30 min – 2 hrs Poor quality 2 – 6 hrs fair quality 6 – 8 hrs good quality Over 8 hrs excellent quality

26 Test for coliforms  Done by inoculation of MacConkey’s broth with 0.1 ml of milk sample.  Examine for the production of acid detected by changing the color of the medium from purple to yellow. +ve result with gas production -ve result

27  Water  Milk Air

28  Surgical theaters  Food preparations  Drug materials  Cross infection and out breaks in hospitals

29  Number of persons  Body movement  Disturbance of clothing

30 a. Settle plate :  Petri dishes containing an agar medium are left open for a measured period of time.  Large bacteria-carrying dust particles settle on the medium.  The plates are incubated and a count of the colonies is formed

31  Blood agar is suitable for over all count  For detection of a particular microorganism suitable media is used. Disadvantage of this method : Despite its simplicity it measures only the rate of deposition of large particles from the air

32 b. Slit sampler  It draws in air from the environment at a fixed rate and causes the suspended particles to fall on the surface of the agar plate.

33 c. Air centrifuge  Centrifuging particles from the air on to a culture medium.  The sampled air passed along a tube lined with nutrient agar which was rotated on its long axis.  After sampling the strip is removed from the instrument and incubated then colonies can be counted.

34 Notice: No level of contamination however low can be regarded as certainly safe. Infection can be initiated by deposition of a single infected particle at a favorable site. The probability of S. aureus initiated infection is low in comparison with Mycobacterium tuberculosis

35  Air examination  Settle plate  Water examination  Determination of MPN  Milk examination  Methylene blue reduction test


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