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Main Title Distribution of Bacterial Infections in the Lubbock Infection Surveillance Study of Wastewater Spray Irrigation.
Author Camann, D. E. ; Guentzel, M. N. ;
CORP Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX. ;Texas Univ. at San Antonio.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/288;
Stock Number PB85-138170
Additional Subjects Bacterial diseases ; Infections ; Sewage disposal ; Waste water reuse ; Water pollution ; Pathology ; Microorganisms ; Aerosols ; Texas ; Land disposal ; Sewage irrigation ; Spray irrigation systems ; Wilson(Texas)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-138170 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 30p
The Lubbock Infection Surveillance Study monitored bacterial infections in the vicinity of the Lubbock Land Treatment System expansion near Wilson, Texas to investigate the association, if any, between the occurrence of new bacterial infection in people and their exposure through slow rate (sprinkler) land application to wastewater or its aerosol which contained potentially pathogenic bacteria. Bacterial infections were monitored during the first four major periods of wastewater irrigation: February-April 1982, July-September 1982, February-April 1983 and July-August 1983. Fecal specimens were provided by about 120 donors in 1982 and 100 donors in 1983 during designated weeks just before, during and near the end of each irrigation period to detect new bacterial infections occurring in the interim. Clinical bacteriological analyses were designed to isolate overt and opportunistic pathogens.