Description

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.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the microorganisms of most significance to public health, including E. coli, cryptosporidium, and enterovirus
  • Highlights the basic microbiology, clinical features, survival in the environment, and gives a risk assessment for each pathogen
  • Contains new material on antimicrobial resistance and biofilms
  • Covers drinking water and both marine and freshwater recreational bathing waters

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Preface

Dedication

Contributors

Part One: Introduction

Chapter One. Pathogens in Water and Biofilms

Abstract

Introduction

Biofilm Formation and Pathogen Adhesion to Biofilms

Factors Influencing Biofilm Formation

Growth in Biofilms

How Pathogens Enter Water and How Much Biofilm They See

Prevalence of Pathogens in Water Biofilms

Detachment: Biofilms as Sources of Pathogens

Advantages of Living in a ‘City’

Survival

Ecology

Risk and Infectivity of Biofilm-Associated Pathogens

Conclusions

References

Part Two: Bacteriology

Chapter Two. Acinetobacter

Abstract

Basic Microbiology

Natural History

Metabolism and Physiology

Clinical Features

Survival in the Environment

Evidence for Growth in a Biofilm

Methods of Detection

Antimicrobial Control

Risk Assessment

References

Chapter Three. Aeromonas

Abstract

Basic Microbiology

Natural History

Metabolism and Physiology

Clinical Features

Survival in the Environment

Evidence for Growth in a Biofilm

Methods of Detection

Antimicrobial Control

Risk Assessment

References

Chapter Four. Campylobacter

Abstract

Basic Microbiology

Natural History

Metabolism and Physiology

Clinical Features

Survival in the Environment

Evidence for Growth in a Biofilm

Methods of Detection

Antimicrobial Control

Risk Assessment

References

Chapter Five. Cyanobacteria

Abstract

Basic Microbiology

Natural History

Metabolism and Physiology

Clinical Features

Pathogenicity and Virulence

Survival in the Environment

Evidence for

Details

No. of pages:
696
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124159761
Print ISBN:
9780124158467

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