Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases
Microbiological Aspects and RisksBy
- Steven Percival, University College Chester, U.K.
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.
Researchers in infectious disease, microbiology, public health workers, and water and wastewater treatment engineers.
Hardbound, 550 Pages
Published: September 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
"...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
- IntroductionRisk assessment and drinking waterBacteriologyAcinetobacterAermonasArcobacterCampylobacterCyanobacteriaE.coliHelicobacter pyloriOther hetrotrophic plate count bacteria (Flavobacterium, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, Serratia, Staphylococcus)LegionellaThe Mycobacterium avium complexSalmonellaShigellaVibrio choleraeYersinia ProtozoaAcanthamoebaBalantidium coliCryptosporidium Cyclospora cayetanensisCyclospora cayetanensisEntamoeba histolyticaGiardia duodenalisNaelgeriaToxoplasma VirusesCommon ThemesThe survival and persistence of viruses in waterMethods for the detection of waterborne virusesAdenovirusAstrovirus Enterovirus (poliovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus)Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)Hepatitis E virus (HEV)Norovirus and SapovirusRotavirus HelminthsDraunculiasis FutureEmerging waterborne infectious diseases