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Detection of hepatitis E virus and other livestock-related pathogens in Iowa streams

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, October 2016
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Title
Detection of hepatitis E virus and other livestock-related pathogens in Iowa streams
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, October 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.123
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Authors

Carrie E. Givens, Dana W. Kolpin, Mark A. Borchardt, Joseph W. Duris, Thomas B. Moorman, Susan K. Spencer

Abstract

Manure application is a source of pathogens to the environment. Through overland runoff and tile drainage, zoonotic pathogens can contaminate surface water and streambed sediment and could affect both wildlife and human health. This study examined the environmental occurrence of gene markers for livestock-related bacterial, protozoan, and viral pathogens and antibiotic resistance in surface waters within the South Fork Iowa River basin before and after periods of swine manure application on agricultural land. Increased concentrations of indicator bacteria after manure application exceeding Iowa's state bacteria water quality standards suggest that swine manure contributes to diminished water quality and may pose a risk to human health. Additionally, the occurrence of HEV and numerous bacterial pathogen genes for Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp., Salmonella sp., and Staphylococcus aureus in both manure samples and in corresponding surface water following periods of manure application suggests a potential role for swine in the spreading of zoonotic pathogens to the surrounding environment. During this study, several zoonotic pathogens were detected including Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, pathogenic enterococci, and S. aureus; all of which can pose mild to serious health risks to swine, humans, and other wildlife. This research provides the foundational understanding required for future assessment of the risk to environmental health from livestock-related zoonotic pathogen exposures in this region. This information could also be important for maintaining swine herd biosecurity and protecting the health of wildlife near swine facilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 40 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 20%
Student > Master 8 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Researcher 6 15%
Professor 3 8%
Other 9 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 9 23%
Unspecified 7 18%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 13%
Engineering 4 10%
Other 10 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 October 2017.
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#2,838,735
of 12,317,289 outputs
Outputs from Science of the Total Environment
#2,074
of 8,510 outputs
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#68,832
of 271,484 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#43
of 147 outputs
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