Bather density and levels of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and pathogenic microsporidian spores in recreational bathing water

Thaddeus K. Graczyk, Deirdre Sunderland, Leena Tamang, Frances E. Lucy, Patrick N. Breysse

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Abstract

The study demonstrated that the resuspension of bottom sediments caused by bathers and their direct microbial input resulted in elevated levels of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts, Giardia lamblia cysts, and microsporidian spores, particularly Enterocytozoon bieneusi, in recreational beach water on days deemed acceptable for bathing by fecal bacterial standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1729-1731
Number of pages3
JournalParasitology Research
Volume101
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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