Of the pathogenic bacteria, the genus Salmonella is significant because it contains species causing typhoid fever, paratyphoid, and gastrointestinal disturbances. Another genus of bacteria, Shigella, causes dysentery. Myobacteria cause tuberculosis (see Table 7.4). However, according to Gotaas, pathogenic bacteria "are unable to survive temperatures of 55°-60°C for longer than 30 minutes to one hour." 16
POTENTIAL BACTERIAL PATHOGENS IN FECES
Source: Feachem et al., 1980
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