Detection of pathogens in waste water and soil by Taqman Array Card (TAC) system
The study was conducted in an a urban slum area of Dhaka city. The environmental samples (soil and water) were collected from Mirpur Bihari camp area including Madrasha camp, Muslim camp and ADC camp. The main areas of sample collection were near the sewerage lines, chicken coop, goat house etc. In the present investigation, out of 28 wastewater samples, Entamoeba, Shigella, Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholerae, Blastocystis, Salmonella, Trichuris, Ancylostoma, Plesiomonas, Bacteroides fragilis and Rota virus pathogens were recorded. In wastewater samples, 14.29% had single infection, 85.71% double infection, whereas, observation on 20 soil samples by TAC system, total 12 types of pathogens were recorded such as Shigella, Aeromonas, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholerae, Blastocystis, Salmonella, Plesiomonas, Bacteroides fragilis and Rota virus including Entamoeba sp., Ancylostoma sp. and Trichuris sp.
Bangladesh J. Zool. 46(2): 125-135, 2018