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Main Title Waterborne Disease in Colorado: Three Year Surveillance and 18 Outbreaks.
Author Hopkins, R. S. ; Shillam, P. ; Gaspard, B. ; Eisnach, L. ; Karlin, R. J. ;
CORP Author Colorado Dept. of Health, Denver.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-03-2927; EPA/600/J-85/079;
Stock Number PB85-237683
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Filtration ; Gastrointestinal diseases ; Giardiasis ; Public health ; Risk ; Surface waters ; Filtration ; Coliform bacteria ; Colorado ; Reprints ; Pretreatment(Water) ; Chemical treatment ; Water borne diseases
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-237683 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 6p
The Colorado Department of Health conducted intensive surveillance for waterborne diseases during the three-year period July 1, 1980-June 30, 1983. Eighteen outbreaks of waterborne illness were investigated. Outbreaks involved from 15 to 1,500 ill persons. Giardia lamblia was confirmed or suspected as the agent in nine outbreaks, rotavirus in one, and no agent could be identified in eight. Seventeen outbreaks occurred on surface-water systems; none of these had adequate chemical pretreatment and filtration. Investigation of water systems exhibiting positive coliform results during the first year detected no outbreaks. Activities important to effective surveillance included educational outreach programs to local health agencies, physicians and the public, and the designation of one individual to whom all water-related public complaints and health department inquiries were directed.