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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Three-State Study of Waterborne Disease Surveillance Techniques.
Author Harter, {L. ; Frost, F. ; Vogt, R. ; Little, A. A. ; Hopkins, R. ;
CORP Author Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. ;Vermont State Dept. of Health, Burlington. ;Colorado Dept. of Health, Denver.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-03-3059 ;EPA-68-03-2967; EPA/600/J-85/241;
Stock Number PB86-136173
Additional Subjects Surveillance ; Effectiveness ; Identifying ; Public health ; Reprints ; Waterborne diseases ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-136173 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 3p
For a two-year period, the states of Colorado, Vermont and Washington tested the effectiveness of seven surveillance methods for identifying waterborne disease outbreaks. Six of the methods were termed active and utilized procedures soliciting reports of illness. The seventh method was termed passive and was the traditional waterborne disease surveillance method, which relies upon voluntary reporting of illness, used by all three states prior to the study. For the purpose of this study, passive surveillance was enhanced through publicity and communication with the public health profession to encourage the voluntary reporting of illness. One waterborne disease outbreak was identified through use of the six active methods while 16 were reported through enhanced passive surveillance. The 17 outbreaks represented a 20% increase in occurrence over a two-year period prior to the study.