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Main Title Drinking water and infectious disease : establishing the links /
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Hunter, Paul R.
Waite, Mike.
Ronchi, Elettra.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 49526927
ISBN 0849312590; 9780849312595; 1843390272; 9781843390275
Subjects Drinking water--Microbiology--Congresses. ; Communicable diseases--Environmental aspects--Congresses. ; Drinking water--Contamination--Congresses. ; Waterborne infection--Congresses. ; Water Supply. ; Communicable Diseases--epidemiology. ; Disease Outbreaks. ; Drinkwatervoorziening. ; Infectieziekten. ; âAgua potável (microbiologia) ; Microbiologia da água. ; Abastecimento de água. ; Poluiðcäao da água (prevenðcäao e controle) ; Doenðcas transmissíveis (epidemiologia) ; Surtos de doenðcas (prevenðcäao e controle) ; Vigilãancia sanitária. ; Cryptosporidium. ; Trinkwasser. ; Wasserverschmutzung. ; Infektionskrankheit. ; Aufsatzsammlung. ; Mikrobielle Kontamination. ; Krankheitsèubertragung. ; Water Supply--analysis--Congresses ; Communicable Diseases--epidemiology--Congresses ; Disease Outbreaks--Congresses
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EJAM  RA1216.D74 2003 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/25/2002
Collation 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
There still exists considerable uncertainty in many countries about the contribution of drinking water to sporadic cases of disease. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), led the Workshop on Molecular Technologies for Safe Drinking Water in 1998 to address the role of water in the transmission of infectious disease. One of the results was a call for improved surveillance and outbreak investigation. Drinking Water and Infectious Disease: Establishing the Links, derived from an OECD workshop hosted by the UK government in Basingstoke, addresses that crucial recommendation. Unlike books that give a broad view on the public health issues regarding water and health, this book focuses on the tools available to identify the links between drinking water and infectious disease and how they might be used. It gathers state-of-the-art information from an international team of experts, including most of the world's leading authorities on waterborne disease epidemiology and investigation, to provide an overview of current best practices and direction for assessing the safety of drinking water and responding to adverse events. Organized into three sections, this user-friendly text is the only book to put forward clear guidance on the surveillance for and investigation of waterborne infectious disease at the local, national, and international levels. Based on an OECD international meeting, each section is introduced by the relevant session chairs, and includes research approaches using models and innovative field experiences to provide a wide selection of ideas for others to field test or modify. Researchers will be able to use this information not only to study the epidemiology of infectious diseases, but also to investigate and prevent waterborne diseases. Drinking Water and Infectious Disease is a landmark text in both the field of waterborne disease and more generally in infectious disease epidemiology.