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Main Title Waterborne Giardiasis: A Communitywide Outbreak of Disease and a High Rate of Asymptomatic Infection.
Author Lopez, Carlos E.; Dykes, Abuert C.; Juranek, Dennis D.; Sinclair, Susanne P.; Conn, Judity M.;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-214;
Stock Number PB81-165177
Subjects Diseases; Infectious diseases; New Hampshire; Epidemiology; Public health; Water pollution; Signs and symptoms; Giardiasis; Gastrointestinal diseases; Viruses; Water pollution effects(Humans); Infections; Giardia lamblia; Berlin(New Hampshire)
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
NTIS PB81-165177 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 14p
Abstract A communitywide outbreak of gastrointestinal illness due to Giardia lamblia infection occurred in the city of Berlin, New Hampshire, during April and May 1977. The clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory aspects of this outbreak are described here. In 213 predominantly symptomatic cases of G. lamblia infection diagnosed at the local hospital laboratory in a 6-week period, illness was characterized by prolonged diarrhea (median duration 10 days) and 13% of symptomatic infections required hospitalization. Treatment with either quinacrine or metronidazole was generally followed by symptomatic improvement. A communitywide survey of the city residents revealed that the majority (76%) of G. lamblia infections occurring during the epidemic period were asymptomatic and ran a self-limited course without treatment. No significant secondary, person-to-person spread occurred and no enteric pathogens other than G. lamblia were implicated.
Availability Notes Pub. in American Jnl. of Epidemiology, v112 n4 p495-507 1980.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
PUB Date Free Form c1980
Category Codes 6E; 6F; 57U; 68G; 68D
NTIS Prices Not available NTIS
Primary Description 600/10
Document Type NT
Control Number 323793212
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Origin NTIS
Type CAT