Publications

Metcalf R, Fellows R, White HL, Quilliam RS (2024). Persistence of ‘wet wipes’ in beach sand: An unrecognised reservoir for localised E. coli contamination. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 201:116175

Ormsby MJ, Woodford L, Quilliam RS. (2024). Can plastic pollution drive the emergence and dissemination of novel zoonotic diseases? Environmental Research. 246:118172

Metcalf R, Messer LF, White HL, Ormsby MJ, Matallana-Surget S, Quilliam RS (2024). Evidence of interspecific plasmid uptake by pathogenic strains of Klebsiella isolated from microplastic pollution on public beaches. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 461:132567 

Ormsby MJ, White HL, Metcalf R, Oliver DM, Feasey NA, Quilliam RS (2024). Enduring pathogenicity of African strains of Salmonella on plastics and glass in simulated peri-urban environmental waste piles. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 461:132439

Ormsby MJ,  Woodford L, White HL, Fellows R, Oliver DM, Quilliam RS (2024). Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae can cycle between environmental plastic waste and floodwater: implications for environmental management of cholera. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 461: 132492

Quilliam RS, Pow C, Shilla DJ, Mwesiga JJ, Shilla DA, Woodford L (2023). Microplastics in agriculture – a potential novel mechanism for the delivery of human pathogens onto crops. Frontiers in Plant Science. 14: 1152419

White HL, Mwapasa, T, Mphasa M, Kalonde, PK, Feasey N, Oliver DM, Ormsby MJ, Morse T, Chidziwisano K, Quilliam RS (2023). Open defaecation by proxy: Tackling the increase of disposable diapers in waste piles in informal settlements. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 250:114171

Ormsby MJ, Akinbobola A, Quilliam RS (2023). Plastic pollution and fungal, protozoan, and helminth pathogens – a neglected environmental and public health issue? Science of the Total Environment. 882: 163093

Ormsby MJ, White HL, Metcalf R, Oliver DM, Quilliam RS (2023). Clinically important E. coli strains can persist, and retain their virulence, on environmental plastic and fabric waste. Environmental Pollution. 326: 121466

Metcalf R., White HL, Ormsby MJ, Oliver DM, Quilliam RS (2022). From wastewater discharge to the beach: Survival of human pathogens bound to microplastics during transfer through the freshwater-marine continuum. Environmental Pollution. 319: 120955

Moresco V, Charatzidoua A, Oliver DM, Weidmann M, Matallana-Surget S, Quilliam RS (2022). Binding, recovery, and infectiousness of enveloped and non-enveloped viruses associated with plastic pollution in surface water. Environmental Pollution. 308

Metcalf R., White HL, Moresco V, Ormsby MJ, Oliver DM, Quilliam RS (2022). Sewage-associated plastic waste washed up on beaches can act as a reservoir for faecal bacteria, potential human pathogens, and genes for antimicrobial resistance. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 180

Metcalf R, Oliver DM, Moresco V, Quilliam RS (2022). Quantifying the importance of plastic pollution for the dissemination of human pathogens: The challenges of choosing an appropriate ‘control’ material. Science of The Total Environment. 810: 152292

Moresco V, Oliver D M, Weidmann M, Matallana-Surget S, Quilliam R S (2021). Survival of human enteric and respiratory viruses on plastics in soil, freshwater, and marine environments. Environmental Research. 199

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