- Language: English
- 691 Pages
- Published: April 2015
- Region: Global
Waterborne Disease. Epidemiology and Ecology
- ID: 2176148
- October 1997
- 384 Pages
- John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Water borne disease is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide every year. Within both developed and developing countries the demand for clean drinking and bathing water is ever increasing and the control of water borne disease is therefore of extreme importance. The book first addresses the magnitude of the problem, with subsequent chapters on specific diseases including Crytosporidiosis, Schistosomiasis, legionellosis and viral gastrointeritis. Concluding chapters discuss practical control issues such as basic water treatment and the problems of water borne disease control in less developed countries.
Partial table of contents:
Water Supply and Distribution.
Drinking Water and Waterborne Disease.
Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Infestation).
Shigellosis (Bacillary Dysentery).
Cancer and Water.
Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Water.
"It is well written, clearly laid out and easily understood. If you come across a water-related disease problem, this should be the first book to turn to." (Environmental Health Journal, March 1999)