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Table 1 Results of the cultures prepared from transport fluids, oral and intestinal smears of 10 leeches.

From: External decontamination of wild leeches with hypochloric acid

Number of leech Source of the culture material Bacterial Growth
1 oral flora no reproduction
  intestinal flora no reproduction
  transport fluid no reproduction
2 oral flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie, Aeromonas spp, Acinetobacter spp
  intestinal flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie, Aeromonas spp, Acinetobacter spp
  transport fluid Aeromonas hydro/cavie, Aeromonas spp, Acinetobacter spp
3 oral flora no reproduction
  intestinal flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie
  transport fluid no reproduction
4 oral flora no reproduction
  intestinal flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie
  transport fluid Aeromonas hydro/cavie, Aeromonas spp, Acinetobacter spp
5 oral flora no reproduction
  intestinal flora Aeromonas sobria
  transport fluid no reproduction
6 oral flora no reproduction
  intestinal flora Aeromonas sobria
  transport fluid Acinetobacter spp, methicillin sensitive-coagulase negative Staphylococcus spp
7 oral flora Aeromonas salmonicidia, Pseudomonas spp, Sphingobacterium spp
  intestinal flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie, Aeromonas sobria
  transport fluid Aeromonas hydro/cavie, Aeromonas salmonicidia
8 oral flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie
  intestinal flora Aeromonas sobria
  transport fluid Pseudomonas spp
9 oral flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie
  intestinal flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie
  transport fluid no reproduction
10 oral flora no reproduction
  intestinal flora Aeromonas hydro/cavie
  transport fluid no reproduction