Science Inventory

SURVEYING THE RISKS FROM EMERGING DISEASES

Citation:

Lindquist, H.D A. SURVEYING THE RISKS FROM EMERGING DISEASES. Presented at Dayton Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental Group, Dayton, OH, November 13, 2000.

Impact/Purpose:

1) Refine new, practical methods for the detection of CCL-related and emerging waterborne human protozoa.

2) Perform field tests of devices or methods that have been developed under this task.

3) Evaluate these methods or devices in a variety of water matrices and parasite concentrations.

This work in this task supports CCL2 and 3 and is expected to be completed by 9/07.

Description:

Despite advances in sanitation and public health, new waterborne diseases have continued to cause outbreaks in humans. The reason why these organisms can cause disease outbreaks, is that their biology allows them to circumvent the safeguards put in place to prevent transmission of other diseases. Most of these agents of disease already exist in the environment, but become important causes of disease only when conditions change to favor their transmission. A number of emerging diseases will be discussed.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 11/13/2000
Record Last Revised: 06/21/2006
Record ID: 60849

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT DIVISION

BIOHAZARD ASSESSMENT RESEARCH BRANCH