Anaerobic digestion of manure has been shown to greatly reduce, but not eliminate, harmful pathogens.

A recent article published on the eXtension Website provides an overview of pathogen handling during and after anerobic digestion.

"Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion of Manure in Reducing Pathogens," presents results from studies showing which pathogens are reduced or eliminated during the course of anaerobic digestion, and provides links to further resources.