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RECORD NUMBER: 47 OF 47
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Waterborne Disease Outbreaks in Individual Water Systems in the United States, 1920-80.|
|Author||Craun, G. F. ; Waltrip, S. C. ; Hammonds, A. F. ;|
|CORP Author||Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Diseases ; United States ; Etiology ; Contamination ; Mortality ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Pathogens ; Streptococcus typhi|
An analysis of the etiologies and causes of 302 waterborne outbreaks occurring in individual water systems during 1920-80 showed Streptococcus typhi to be the most commonly identified pathogen and use of contaminated, untreated well water the major cause of these outbreaks. These outbreaks resulted in 6701 illnesses and 224 deaths and occurred primarily during June, July, August, and September.