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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Microbiology

Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases Microbiological Aspects and Risks

By: Steven Percival(Author)
550 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Academic Press
Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases
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  • Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases ISBN: 9780124158467 Edition: 2 Hardback Nov 2013 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

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. Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases 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.

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

Customer Reviews

By: Steven Percival(Author)
550 pages, illustrations
Publisher: Academic Press
Media reviews

Reviews of the first edition:

" [...] highly recommended for academic, medical, and special libraries with relevant programs. The text is well-written and highly understandable, and presents an excellent summary of waterborne pathogens and their relevance to drinking water."
- E-STREAMS (January 2005)

"This multi-author book provides current knowledge on drinking water pathogens highlighting their microbiology, clinical features, survival in the environment and risk assessment [...] This book will serve as a reference material for public health microbiologists, water utility scientists, water pollution research microbiologists, environmental health officers, consultants in communicable disease control, and microbial water pollution students"
- CAB Abstracts 2004

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