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Main Title Giardiasis in Washington State
Author Frost, Floyd ; Harter, Lucy ; Plan, Byron ; Fukutaki, Karen ; Holman, Bob
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Frost, Floyd.
CORP Author Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ;
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA 600/1-82-016; EPA-R-805809
Stock Number PB83-134882
Subjects Giardiasis--Washington (State) ; Giardia lamblia ; Drinking water--Washington (State)--Contamination ; Waterborne infection--Washington (State)
Additional Subjects Giardiasis ; Washington(State) ; Potable water ; Infectious diseases ; Parasitic diseases ; Water pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Protozoa ; Epidemiology ; Drinking water ; Waterborne
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NTIS  PB83-134882 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation x, 80 leaves : forms ; 28 cm.
Abstract
The objective was to determine the potential for transmission of giardiasis through approved drinking water supplies in Washington State. The project consisted of five studies: the first was conducted during trapping seasons (1976-1979) and resulted in examining of 656 beaver stool samples, 172 muskrat and 83 other animal stools. Positivity for beaver was 10.8%, for muskrat, 51.2%. No Giardia was found in other mammals. The second study contacted 865 Giardia-infected Washington state residents to identify likely sources or possible risk factors for infection. Clusters of cases were linked to day care centers, backpacker groups or sites for drawing water on outings and foreign travel. No excess cases were observed for users of surface drinking water supplies. The third study was a case-control study to identify risk factors for giardiasis.
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"November 1982." "PB83-134882." "Grant no. R 805809." Bibliography: leaves 62-63.