Animal confinement building environment (Swine confinement building, Turkey confinement house, Poultry barns, Dairy barns, Duck-fattening unit, Cattle industries), also called factory farms or “CAFO’s” (Confined Animal Feeding Operations) has been studied and raised bioaerosol levels has been observed modifying the health risk of exposed workers and people who live near these facilities, particularly downwind. Livestock workers have reported allergic reactions, respiratory problems, hypersensitivity reactions, and infectious diseases related to exposure to airborne pathogens.
Furthermore, these facilities are large and so densely populated that when a pathogen is introduced widespread chronic infections (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection or swine enzootic pneumonia in pigs…) are largely uncontrolled by currently available vaccines or other measures with high economic consequences. Fungal aerocontamination (Aspergillus fumigatus) is also an important issue in poultry bird barns or in stables where horses can inhale a large number of fungal spores causingAspergillosis.
The Coriolis µ is the ideal tool for the monitoring of specific pathogens (including viruses or endotoxins) in a high airborne contaminated area as CAFOs to prevent animal infections, human respiratory diseases or zoonoses.