Types of microbial pathogens and their possible sources in the family car.
|Vegetative bacteria||Legionella pneumophila; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus (including methicillin-resistant ones)||Biofilms, human occupants, dust, heating/cooling systems, windshield washer fluid, and splashes from road puddles|
|Mycobacteria||Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Mycobacterium avium||Human occupants and biofilms|
|Bacterial spores||Bacillus subtilis; B. cereus; Clostridium difficile||Road dust, upholstery, heating/cooling systems, carpets, human occupants, and pets|
|Fungi & fungal spores||Aspergillus niger; Candida albicans||Road dust, upholstery, heating/cooling systems, carpets, human occupants, and pets|
|Viruses||Noroviruses; rhinoviruses; influenza viruses; rotaviruses||Human occupants, pets & animal (chickens, pigs) cargo|