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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Prevention of Waterborne Cholera in the United States.
Author Craun, G. ; Swerdlow, D. ; Tauxe, R. ; Clark, R. ; Fox, K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/004;
Stock Number PB92-136886
Additional Subjects Cholera ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Public health ; Water treatment ; United States ; History ; Disease outbreaks ; Peru ; Epidemiology ; Disease vectors ; Water analysis ; Monitoring ; Water quality ; Waterborne diseases ; Vibrio cholera biotype El tor ; Drinking water
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-136886 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/28/1992
Collation 8p
Since the outbreak of cholrea in Peru in January 1991, the disease has spread to other Latin-American countries and on several occasions has been imported into the United States. In order to assess the risk of transmission of cholera by water in the United States, an ad hoc committee from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) prepared a report (on which this article is based) on the etiology of cholera, the history of outbreaks, symptoms and treatment, transmission and survival, analysis of clinical and water specimens, and prevention of epidemics through water treatment and monitoring. The report also describes the steps that have been taken by CDC and USEPA in South America and recommends future action.