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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Methods to Identify Waterborne Pathogens and Indicator Organisms.
Author Ericksen, T. H. ; Dufour, A. P. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/D-85/048;
Stock Number PB85-176824
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Water quality ; Detection ; Identifying ; Methodology ; Isolation ; Pathogens ; Bioindicators ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-176824 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 52p
The number of methods described were selected because they have been successfully used to monitor water quality or to detect pathogens associated with water contact diseases. Some are included because they have characteristics that fulfill a unique purpose, i.e., high volume enumeration techniques for measuring bacteria that normally occur in water at very low densities. The bacterial indicator methods, if used properly, are an effective means of monitoring water quality and thereby protecting groups at risk against pathogens associated with fecal material from humans and other warm-blooded animals. The methods that isolate frank and opportunistic pathogens from water samples are most useful for identifying the source of these organisms during disease outbreaks associated with water contact. This report contains a 127 reference bibliography.