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Main Title Epidemiological Study of an Outbreak of Typhoid Fever Occurring in Covington and Newport, Kentucky, and Adjacent Territory.
Author Duga, F. C. ; Hoskin, J. K. ;
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1923
Stock Number PB-216 684
Additional Subjects ( Typhoid ; Epidemiology) ; ( Kentucky ; Typhoid) ; ( Water pollution ; Typhoid) ; Public health ; Bacterial diseases ; Infectious diseases ; Salmonella typhosa ; Water supplies ; Ohio River
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NTIS  PB-216 684 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 29p
Abstract
The epidemic of typhoid fever in Vovington, Newport and adjacent territory was caused by the polluted water delivered to their consumers by the public water supply systems of those cities. The present treatment of the Covington supply, consisting of storage and chlorination as now provided, is inadequate, and cannot be relied upon to produce a safe effluent at all times. The crude method of application of chemicals for the purpose of coagulation of the Newport supply is not carefully regulated and is ineffective. Raw Ohio River water is absolutely unfit for human consumption without proper purification. These cities must expect recurrent epidemics of intestinal, water-borne diseases such as typhoid fever, dysentery and diarrhea, until all of the water supplied to their citizens is properly purified by a modern treatment plant. (Author Modified Abstract)