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Main Title 'Giardia' Prevalence in Commercially Trapped Mammals.
Author Frost, Floyd; Plan, Byron; Liechty, Bill;
CORP Author Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-805809; EPA-600/J-80-197;
Stock Number PB81-132029
Subjects Giardia; Potable water; Parasites; Protozoa; Invertebrates; Water pollution; Contamination; Giardiasis; Humans; Animals; Washington(State); Reprints; Drinking water; Camas(Washington)
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB81-132029 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 7p
Abstract Recent outbreaks of giardiasis have been linked to Giardia contamination of municipal water supplies. Human or animal contamination of drinking water has been implicated in most of the outbreaks. Of particular interest to water utility operators and water supply engineers is the possible animal contamination of water supplies which are protected from human contamination. A giardiasis outbreak in Camas, Wash., was thought to have resulted from aquatic mammal contamination of an otherwise protected water supply. Following this outbreak, the Washington State Health Services Division undertook a series of aquatic mammal surveys to estimate the prevalence of Giardia infection in Washington's wild beaver and muskrat population and to determine if animal contamination of other water supplies could occur. Many Washington State water supplies use chlorination as the only treatment for surface water, and since chlorination may not inactivate Giardia cysts, there was concern that a number of cities were vulnerable to giardiasis outbreaks.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Jnl. of Environmental Health, v42 n5 p245-249 Mar-Apr 80.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: 'Giardia' Prevalence in Commercially Trapped Mammals.
PUB Date Free Form 1980
Category Codes 6C; 6E; 57N; 57U
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/10
Document Type NT
Control Number 323790313
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT