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Effect of a Commercial Disinfectant CLORICAN® on Acanthamoeba spp. and Naegleria fowleri Viability

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Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y Salud Pública de Canarias, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), 38206 Tenerife, Spain
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Departamento de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Pediatría, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Toxicología, Medicina Legal y Forense y Parasitología, Universidad De La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, 38203 Islas Canarias, Spain
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Red de Investigación Cooperativa en Enfermedades Tropicales (RICET), Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
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Academic Editor: Geoff Hide
Received: 8 April 2021 / Revised: 27 June 2021 / Accepted: 8 July 2021 / Published: 13 July 2021
Swimming pool water treatment by chemicals is an essential step to avoid microbial proliferation and infections namely caused by free living amoeba such as, for example, primary amebic meningoencephalitis and Acanthamoeba keratitis. In the present study, a commercial reactive, CLORICAN, based on chlorine dioxide, was evaluated against Acanthamoeba spp. and Naegleria fowleri. We observed that CLORICAN could eliminate in a short period of incubation time both amoebae. Furthermore, Naegleria fowleri’s trophozoites were more sensitive than those of Acanthamoeba spp. By means of inverted microscopy, the chlorine dioxide was found to greatly affect morphology shape by increasing the cell size shrinkage. View Full-Text
Keywords: CLORICAN; Acanthamoeba spp.; Naegleria fowleri; amoebicidal effect CLORICAN; Acanthamoeba spp.; Naegleria fowleri; amoebicidal effect
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Sifaoui, I.; Rizo-Liendo, A.; Reyes-Batlle, M.; Arberas-Jiménez, I.; Rodríguez-Expósito, R.L.; Piñero, J.E.; Lorenzo-Morales, J. Effect of a Commercial Disinfectant CLORICAN® on Acanthamoeba spp. and Naegleria fowleri Viability. Parasitologia 2021, 1, 119-129. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/parasitologia1030013

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Sifaoui I, Rizo-Liendo A, Reyes-Batlle M, Arberas-Jiménez I, Rodríguez-Expósito RL, Piñero JE, Lorenzo-Morales J. Effect of a Commercial Disinfectant CLORICAN® on Acanthamoeba spp. and Naegleria fowleri Viability. Parasitologia. 2021; 1(3):119-129. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/parasitologia1030013

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Sifaoui, Ines, Aitor Rizo-Liendo, María Reyes-Batlle, Iñigo Arberas-Jiménez, Rubén L. Rodríguez-Expósito, José E. Piñero, and Jacob Lorenzo-Morales. 2021. "Effect of a Commercial Disinfectant CLORICAN® on Acanthamoeba spp. and Naegleria fowleri Viability" Parasitologia 1, no. 3: 119-129. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/parasitologia1030013

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