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Table 1

Background numbers of viable Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts from environmental sources detected in lagoon sludge from rural WWTPs in Victoria

Sludge sourceCryptosporidium parvuma
(Oocysts/g DS ± sd)(Oocysts/L ± sd)
WWTP B 2.60 × 102 ± 2.60 × 102 3.90 × 104 ± 3.90 × 104 
WWTP C 1.70 × 102 ± 1.99 × 102 6.93 × 103 ± 7.94 × 103 
WWTP D 9.53 × 102 ± 3.97 × 102 8.68 × 104 ± 3.61 × 104 
Sludge sourceCryptosporidium parvuma
(Oocysts/g DS ± sd)(Oocysts/L ± sd)
WWTP B 2.60 × 102 ± 2.60 × 102 3.90 × 104 ± 3.90 × 104 
WWTP C 1.70 × 102 ± 1.99 × 102 6.93 × 103 ± 7.94 × 103 
WWTP D 9.53 × 102 ± 3.97 × 102 8.68 × 104 ± 3.61 × 104 

aLimit of detection ∼43 oocysts/g DS.

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