Opportunistic pathogens enriched in showerhead biofilms.

  title={Opportunistic pathogens enriched in showerhead biofilms.},
  author={Leah M Feazel and Laura K Baumgartner and Kristen L Peterson and Daniel N. Frank and J. Kirk Harris and Norman R. Pace},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={106 38},
The environments we humans encounter daily are sources of exposure to diverse microbial communities, some of potential concern to human health. In this study, we used culture-independent technology to investigate the microbial composition of biofilms inside showerheads as ecological assemblages in the human indoor environment. Showers are an important interface for human interaction with microbes through inhalation of aerosols, and showerhead waters have been implicated in disease. Although… CONTINUE READING
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