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Physical Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii Oocysts in Water

Author:
Wainwright, Katlyn E., Lagunas-Solar, Manuel, Miller, Melissa A., Barr, Bradd C., Gardner, Ian A., Pina, Cecilia, Melli, Ann C., Packham, Andrea E., Zeng, Nolan, Truong, Tin, Conrad, Patricia A.
Source:
Applied and environmental microbiology 2007 v.73 no.17 pp. 5663-5666
ISSN:
0099-2240
Subject:
Toxoplasma gondii, bioassays, mice, oocysts, ultraviolet radiation, viability
Abstract:
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts occurred with exposure to pulsed and continuous UV radiation, as evidenced by mouse bioassay. Even at doses of >=500 mJ/cm², some oocysts retained their viability.
Agid:
548712