Urban feral pigeons (Columba livia) as a source for air- and waterborne contamination with Enterocytozoon bieneusi spores

Thaddeus K. Graczyk, Deirdre Sunderland, Ana M Rule, Alexandre J. Da Silva, Iaci N S Moura, Leena Tamang, Autumn S. Girouard, Kellogg Schwab, Patrick N Breysse

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This study demonstrated that a person with 30 min of occupational or nonoccupational exposure to urban feral pigeons, such as exposure through the cleaning of surfaces contaminated with pigeon excrement, could inhale approximately 3.5 × 103 Enterocytozoon bieneusi spores and that 1.3 × 103 spores could be inhaled by a nearby person.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4357-4358
Number of pages2
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume73
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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Urban feral pigeons (Columba livia) as a source for air- and waterborne contamination with Enterocytozoon bieneusi spores. / Graczyk, Thaddeus K.; Sunderland, Deirdre; Rule, Ana M; Da Silva, Alexandre J.; Moura, Iaci N S; Tamang, Leena; Girouard, Autumn S.; Schwab, Kellogg; Breysse, Patrick N.

In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 73, No. 13, 07.2007, p. 4357-4358.

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Graczyk, Thaddeus K. ; Sunderland, Deirdre ; Rule, Ana M ; Da Silva, Alexandre J. ; Moura, Iaci N S ; Tamang, Leena ; Girouard, Autumn S. ; Schwab, Kellogg ; Breysse, Patrick N. / Urban feral pigeons (Columba livia) as a source for air- and waterborne contamination with Enterocytozoon bieneusi spores. In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2007 ; Vol. 73, No. 13. pp. 4357-4358.
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