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Surveillance Systems for Waterborne Protozoa: Beyond Method 1623
VILLEGAS, E. Surveillance Systems for Waterborne Protozoa: Beyond Method 1623. Presented at Greater Cincinnati Water Works Science Advisory Board Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, April 24, 2009.
The overall objective of this task is the development of improved occurrence detection methods for protozoan parasites and Microsporidia. Since this work is a primary focus of the Branch, this task supports several individual projects related to sample preparation and protozoan detection. Together these projects will lead to complete methods able to support the UCMR and the CCL2 and CCL3.
1. Brief introduction to waterborne Cryptosporidium and Giardia Historical perspective on detecting Cryptosporidium and Giardia Current detection methodologies 2. US EPA’s waterborne protozoan research program Building a “Protozoan Detection Toolbox” 3. Perspectives on the future of the “Protozoan Detection Toolbox” Future directions Factors to consider for developing a pathogen specific detection method