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The Problem Wastewater treatment plants along the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania discharge small quantities of Cryptosporidium and Giardia oocysts into the river. The oocysts can then be transported down the river to recreational sites in Philadelphia. Here we investigate the risk...
Human Health Risks posed by High Tech Fomites Team Members: Silvestri, E., Panzl, B.M., Prasad, B., DeFlorio, S., Adell, A., van Leuken, J.. Introduction Every day up to 2,500 people visit the 241 Grape Computers Inc. (GCI) stores in the U.S. Especially during the days before Christmas many people...
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Team Members: Bui, A., de los Reyes, F., Foster, J., Gentry, J., Limayem, A., Lopez, J., Stott, R. Disease Outbreak in Natural Disaster Zones With the increasing awareness toward worldwide food or waterborne diseases and concern about overpopulation along with potential natural disasters and...
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Safe Drinking Water for Schools Team Members: Leak, E., Abla, M., Meschke, J.S., Jackson, C., Pogreba-Brown, K., Eltholth, M.M. The Problem Schools, particularly schools in inner cities and rural areas do not have safe potable water for students. While the Safe Water Act and the Ground Water Act...
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Team members: Pitkänen, T., Agullo, M., van Veen, M., Habib, I., Krojgaard, L., Phi, V. Introduction Faecal contamination of drinking water and subsequent waterborne gastrointestinal infection outbreaks are a major global public health concern (WHO, 2004). Human and animal faeces may contain...
Team members: Pitkänen, T., Agullo, M., van Veen, M., Habib, I., Krojgaard, L., Phi, V. Introduction Faecal contamination of drinking water and subsequent waterborne gastrointestinal infection outbreaks are a major global public health concern (WHO, 2004). Human and animal faeces may contain...
Team Members: Christensen, S., Donocik, A., Gkogka, E., Katuzika, A., Velten, S. & Zurbruegg, R. The Problem Abstract Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment was used to asses the risk of getting infected with the bacteria Coxiella burnetii when passing an infected farm by bicycle during the...
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Introduction The increase of rainfall due to climate change might collapse the sewer systems of cities that will not be able to collect and transport such amount of water over a short period of time. Cities in The Netherlands are increasingly designing sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS)...
The Problem History and Characterization Francisella tularensis is highly infectious facultative intracellular bacterium which causes Tularemia. It is a gram-negative bacterium that is a member of the Y-subdivision of Proteobacteria and its closest human pathogen relatives are Coxiella burnetti and...
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Francisella tularensis
Risk management of Giardia exposure in South American communities Team Members: Vich, D.V., Boada, R.R., Gerrity, D., Dhingra, R., Bataiero, M. The Problem According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, and protozoa parasites are the most common...
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