Airborne Microorganisms from Livestock Production Systems and Their Relation to Dust

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Abstract

Large amounts of airborne microorganisms are emitted from livestock production. These emitted microorganisms may associate with dust, and are suspected to pose a risk of airborne infection to humans in vicinity and to animals on other farms. However, the extent to which airborne transmission may play a role in the epidemic, and how dust acts as a carrier of microorganisms in the transmission processes is unknown. This paper presents the current knowledge of the entire process of airborne transmission of microorganisms - from suspension, transportation until deposition and infection - and their relation to dust. The sampling and the mitigation techniques of airborne microorganisms and dust in livestock production systems are introduced as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1128
JournalCritical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • mouth-disease virus
  • swine confinement buildings
  • respiratory-syndrome virus
  • escherichia-coli o157-h7
  • bacterial aerosol samplers
  • space-charge system
  • particle deposition rates
  • negative air ionization
  • ozone-olefin mixtures
  • environmental-factors

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