Risk of handling as a route of exposure to infectious waterborne Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts via Atlantic blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus)

Thaddeus K. Graczyk, Cynthia McOliver, Ellen K. Silbergeld, Leena Tamang, Jennifer D. Roberts

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Abstract

Commercial Atlantic blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) were exposed to 2.0 × 104 infectious waterborne oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum. The study demonstrated that blue crabs can transfer C. parvum oocysts to persons involved in handling or preparing crabs and that they may contaminate other surfaces or products during storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4069-4070
Number of pages2
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume73
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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