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Main Title Waterborne Giardiasis in the United States 1965-1984.
Author Craun, G. F.;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/201;
Stock Number PB87-181871
Subjects Giardiasis; Infectious diseases; Gastrointestinal diseases; Water pollution; Water supply; Disease vectors; Diarrhea; Reprints;
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB87-181871 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 4p
Abstract Ninety waterborne outbreaks and 23,776 cases of giardiasis have been reported in the United States through 1984. Approximately 69% of the outbreaks and 74% of the cases occurred in community water systems. Most outbreaks (57%) and cases (52%) resulted from the use of contaminated surface water which had not been treated or had been treated only by simple chlorination. Fifteen outbreaks (17%) and 7,440 cases (31%) were associated with operational problems on inadequate design of water filtration plants. A small but significant (15%) number of cases of giardiasis resulted from outbreaks caused by contamination of water mains through cross-connections, damage of mains, and repair of mains.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in The Lancet, ii(8585) p513-514, 30 Aug 86.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Waterborne Giardiasis in the United States 1965-1984.
PUB Date Free Form 1986
Category Codes 68D; 68G; 57N
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/11
Document Type NT
Control Number 718322856
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT