Physical inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in water

Katlyn E. Wainwright, Manuel Lagunas-Solar, Melissa A. Miller, Bradd C. Barr, Ian Gardner, Cecilia Pina, Ann C. Melli, Andrea E. Packham, Nolan Zeng, Tin Truong, Patricia A Conrad

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5663-5666
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology


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