Provides an in-depth account of the infectious agents associated with water, dealing with the occurrence, distribution, detection and survival of pathogens.
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
By Steven Percival, Martha Embrey, Dr. Paul Hunter, Rachel Chalmers, Dr. Jane Sellwood and Dr. Peter Wyn-Jones
...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 assessmentThis 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