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Main Title Epidemiologic studies of virus transmission in swimming waters /
Author D’ ; Alessio, Donn J.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Minor, Theodore E.,
Nelson, Donald B.,
Allen, Catherine I.,
Tsiatis, Anastasios A.,
D'Alessio, Donn J.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/1-80-006; EPA-R-804161
Stock Number PB80-159676
OCLC Number 07234812
Subjects Enteroviruses--Transmission. ; Virus diseases--Transmission. ; Waterborne infection.
Additional Subjects Enteroviruses--Transmission ; Virus diseases--Transmission ; Waterborne infection ; Children ; Viral diseases ; Water resources ; Recreation ; Epidemiology ; Public health ; Entritis ; Gastritis ; Swimming ; Infections
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-80-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2012
EJED  EPA 600/1-80-006 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD RPS EPA 600-1-80-006 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/22/2020
ELBD  EPA 600-1-80-006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/11/2020
NTIS  PB80-159676 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 62 pages ; illustrations, tables ; 28 cm
Retrospective and prospective epidemiologic studies were conducted to determine if swimming activities increase the risk of acquiring enteroviral infection in children. The retrospective study consisted of a surveillance of recent swimming activities and clinical histories in 3,774 children who visited a pediatric clinic. A highly statistically significant increased rate of swimming activity was found among children who had enterovirus associated illnesses as compared to the well controls. The prospective study examined the relationship between swimming activities and enteroviral infections in 296 elementary school children. Swimming rates for the entire season showed no relationships to reported illnesses. This lack of a relationship appeared to be the results of a failure to find enough children who were infrequent or nonswimmers. Nevertheless, the trend toward a decreased illness rate in children who refrained from swimming for two weeks is consistent with the retrospective study results. To our knowledge, this is the first study that has found a statistically significant association between exposure to recreational waters and an increased risk of enteroviral disease. Various internal consistencies of the data discussed in this report support the validity of the association and suggest that water served as the transportation medium.
"January 1980." "Grant No. R-804161." "Project Officers Elmer W. Akin and Victor J. Cabelli, Field Studies Division." "University of Wisconsin, Madison." Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-56).