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Web URL(s):https://web.archive.org/web/20160212003129/http://www.turfgrasssociety.eu/home/articles/code/253?headline=Comparative%20Study%20of%20Microbial%20Properties%20of%20Natural%20and%20Artificial%20Turf%20Fields
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Refereed
Author(s):Hornei, B.; Bornkessel, U.; Manterfeld, Y.; Prämaßing, W.
Title:Comparative study of microbial properties of natural and artificial turf fields
Meeting Info.:11-14 April 2010: Angers, Loire Valley, France
Source:2nd European Turfgrass Society Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2, May 21 2010, p. Unknown.
# of Pages:0
Publishing Information:Angers, France: European Turfgrass Society
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Comparisons; Health concerns; Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; Microbial activity; Natural versus artificial turf; Transmission
Abstract/Contents:"n the USA and Europe, outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have been described for athletes participating in games with physical contact. The outbreaks were partially associated with the synthetic turfs (CDC, 2003; Begier et al., 2004; Cohen, 2005; Kazakova et al., 2005; Huisdens et al., 2006; Bowers et al., 2008; Hall et al., 2009). Some strains of this typical nosocomial pathogen are highly virulent and cause infections in young healthy individuals. The strains, transmitted from human skin flora, were found in the typical sport environment, such as locker rooms and sanitary facilities. Some observations suggest that particularly the synthetic turf fields act as a transmission source (Begier, et al., 2004; CDC, 2009; Hall et al., 2009). However, until now this transmission route has not been sufficiently investigated. In our comparative study we appraise the impact of synthetic turfs on the pathogen transmission by quantifying the persistence and/or survival of S. aureus and other skin, sweat, spit and blood microorganisms in these turfs."
Language:English
References:Unknown
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Hornei, B., U. Bornkessel, Y. Manterfeld, and W. Prämaßing. 2010. Comparative study of microbial properties of natural and artificial turf fields. Eur. Turfgrass Soc. Conf. Proc. 2:p. Unknown.
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