Microbiology Of Waterborne Diseases: Microbiological Aspects And Risks

Other | April 1, 2004

byEmbrey, Martha, Martha Embrey

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This comprehensive text describes the diseases associated with water, their causative agents and the ways in which they gain access to water systems. It also details the methods for detecting and identifying waterborne microorganisms, the ways in which they are removed from water, and the risks they present to water users. This handbook will serve as an indispensable reference for public health microbiologists, water utility scientists, research water pollution microbiologists environmental health officers, consultants in communicable disease control and microbial water pollution students.

* In-depth accounts of the micro-organisms which are of significance to public health
* Highlights the basic microbiology, clinical features, survival in the environment, and gives a risk assessment for each pathogen
* Relates the pathogens to water pollution in a practical and research orientated way
* Covers drinking water and both marine and freshwater recreational bathing waters

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This comprehensive text describes the diseases associated with water, their causative agents and the ways in which they gain access to water systems. It also details the methods for detecting and identifying waterborne microorganisms, the ways in which they are removed from water, and the risks they present to water users. This handboo...

Nick Gray is Professor of Environmental Science at Trinity College Dublin and is a leading academic and researcher in the field of environmental engineering specializing in water and wastewater treatment processes. He has worked closely with the water industry for over 35 years both as a consultant and as a collaborative researcher. He...
Format:OtherDimensions:480 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 1, 2004Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080479413

ISBN - 13:9780080479415

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Risk assessment and drinking water
Bacteriology
Acinetobacter
Aermonas
Arcobacter
Campylobacter
Cyanobacteria
E.coli
Helicobacter pylori
Other hetrotrophic plate count bacteria (Flavobacterium, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Serratia, Staphylococcus)
Legionella
The Mycobacterium avium complex
Salmonella
Shigella
Vibrio cholerae
Yersinia
Protozoa
Acanthamoeba
Balantidium coli
Cryptosporidium Cyclospora cayetanensis
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia duodenalis
Naelgeria
Toxoplasma
Viruses
Common Themes
The survival and persistence of viruses in water
Methods for the detection of waterborne viruses
Adenovirus
Astrovirus
Enterovirus (poliovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus)
Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Norovirus and Sapovirus
Rotavirus
Helminths
Draunculiasis
Future
Emerging waterborne infectious diseases