Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases book cover

Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases

Microbiological Aspects and Risks

The second edition of Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases describes the diseases associated with water, their causative agents and the ways in which they gain access to water systems. The book is divided into sections covering bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Other sections detail methods for detecting and identifying waterborne microorganisms, and the ways in which they are removed from water, including chlorine, ozone, and ultraviolet disinfection.

The second edition of this handbook has been updated with information on biofilms and antimicrobial resistance. The impact of global warming and climate change phenomena on waterborne illnesses are also discussed. This book serves 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.

Audience
Researchers in infectious disease, microbiology, public health workers, and water and wastewater treatment engineers.

Hardbound, 696 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415846-7

Reviews

  • "...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
    "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

Contents

  • PART 1 INTRODUCTION
    Chapter 1 Waterborne Pathogens and Biofilms
    PART 2 BACTERIOLOGY
    Chapter 2 Acinetobacter
    Chapter 3  Aeromonas
    Chapter 4 Campylobacter
    Chapter 5  Cyanobacteria
    Chapter 6  Escherichia coli
    Chapter 7  Helicobacter pylori
    Chapter 8 Legionella
    Chapter 9 Mycobacterium avium complex
    Chapter 10 Salmonella
    Chapter 11 Shigella
    Chapter 12 Vibrio
    Chapter 13 Yersinia
    PART 3 PROTOZOA
    Chapter 14 Acanthamoeba
    Chapter 15 Balantidium
    Chapter 16 Cryptospridium
    Chapter 17 Cyclospora
    Chapter 18 Entamoeba
    Chapter 19 Giardia
    Chapter 20 Naegleria
    Chapter 21 Toxoplasma
    PART 4 VIRUSES
    Chapter 22 Methods to Detect Viruses
    Chapter 23 Adenovirus
    Chapter 24 Astrovirus
    Chapter 25 Enterovirus
    Chapter 26 Hepatitis
    Chapter 27 Norovirus
    Chapter 28 Rotavirus
    PART 5 CONTROL
    Chapter 29 Pathogen control in drinking water
    Chapter 30 Free and combined chlorine
    Chapter 31 Chlorine dioxide
    Chapter 32 Ozone disinfection
    Chapter 33 Ultraviolet Disinfection
    Chapter 34 Filtration methods
    PART 6 GLOBAL WARMING
    Chapter 35 The implications of global warming and Climate Change on waterborne diseases

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