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Author(s):Beard, James B
Title:Health risks from exposure to feces of Canada geese
Section:Research summary
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Source:TURFAX. Vol. 9, No. 5, September/October 2001, p. 7.
Publishing Information:Chelsea, MI: Ann Arbor Press
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Branta canadensis; Animal manures; Health; Protective clothing
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study regarding Giant Canada geese and their fecal droppings throughout the Toledo, Ohio area. Explain that "the purpose of this study was to identify sites with fecal droppings of giant Canada geese that test positive for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Campylobacter, qualitatively assess the occupational risks of infections, and recommend protective measures." Results include that many of the areas that were tested were found to be positive for at least one pathogen. Concludes that work areas close to nesting sites of giant Canada geese be maintained for sanitary conditions. Provides numerous of tips on good sanitary behavior and preventative measures.
See Also:Other items relating to: GEESE
Note:Reprint appears in Kentucky Turfgrass Council July/August 2002
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Beard, J. B. 2001. Health risks from exposure to feces of Canada geese. TURFAX. 9(5):p. 7.
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