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Título: Children and sand play: screening of potential harmful microorganisms in sandboxes, parks, and beaches
Autor: Romão, Daniela
Sabino, Raquel
Veríssimo, Cristina
Viegas, Carla
Barroso, Helena
Duarte, Aida
Solo-Gabriele, Helena
Gunde-Cimerman, Nina
Babič, Monika Novak
Marom, Tal
Brandão, João
Palavras-chave: Environmental health
Sand
Pathogenic microorganisms
Infection
Children
Fungi
Data: Ago-2015
Editora: Springer
Citação: Romão D, Sabino R, Veríssimo C, Viegas C, Barroso H, Duarte A, et al. Children and sand play: screening of potential harmful microorganisms in sandboxes, parks, and beaches. Curr Fungal Infect Rep. 2015;9(3):155-63.
Resumo: Sand serves as a reservoir for potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Children, a high-risk group, can acquire infections from sand in sandboxes, recreational areas, and beaches. This paper reviews the microbes in sands, with an emphasis on fungi. Recreational areas and beach sands have been found to harbor many types of fungi and microbes. A newly emerging group of fungi of concern include the black yeast-like fungi. After establishing that sand is a reservoir for fungi, clinical manifestations of fungal infections are described with an emphasis on ocular and ear infections. Overall, we recommend environmental studies to develop monitoring strategies for sand and studies to evaluate the link between fungi exposure in sand and human health impacts.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/4732
DOI: 10.1007/s12281-015-0230-5
Versão do Editor: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12281-015-0230-5
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