16 Jul DOGS’ EXCREMENTS – A SOURCE OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ESCHERICHIA COLI IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Now and especially in the near future, one of the most striking dangers to the world, which we have to overcome immediately, is environmental pollution. There are many sorts of contaminants, however, among them, pet excrements are highly harmful. I studied uncollected pet excrements in order to reveal a potential spread of deadly diseases that could escalate into an outbreak or epidemic. Although I studied a rather small area – covering one city in Lithuania, however, results could be easily extrapolated to many cities in other countries, where the number of pets (domestic and abandoned ones) is huge and still growing to this day.