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Main Title Methods for the Recovery of 'Giardia' and 'Cryptosporidium' from Environmental Waters and Their Comparative Occurrence.
Author Rose, J. B. ; Kayed, D. ; Madore, M. S. ; Gerba, C. P. ; Arrowood, M. J. ;
CORP Author Arizona Univ., Tucson. ;California State Dept. of Public Health, Berkeley.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/097;
Stock Number PB88-211933
Additional Subjects Giardia ; Sewage disposal ; Water pollution ; Surface waters ; Parasites ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Polypropylene ; Centrifugal filtration ; Collection methods ; Fluorescence ; Immunology ; Cryptosporidum ; Waterborne diseases ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-211933 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Cryptosporidium has recently been associated with a waterborne disease outbreak in the United States. Information on the occurrence of this parasite in domestic sewage and water, however, is almost non-existant. Recently, the group developed methods for the detection of Cryptosporidium in large volumes of sewage and water. The study applied these methods to determine the relative occurrence of both Giardia and Cryptosporidium in surface waters and sewage effluents in the western United States. In summary, water sources free of Giardia cannot be assumed to be free of Cryptosporidium.