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Water recreation and disease : plausibility of associated infections

Author: Kathy Pond; World Health Organization.
Publisher: London : Published on behalf of the World Health Organization by IWA Pub., 2005.
Series: Emerging issues in water and infectious disease series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Worldwide, the popularity of recreational activities which involve contact with water is continuing to grow. Moreover, ease of travel and change in human behaviour has altered the use of water for recreational purposes. Users should be aware that recreational exposures to pathogens may result in disease. Susceptible populations including people with reduced immune function (e.g., resulting from disease (cancer,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathy Pond; World Health Organization.
ISBN: 1843390663 9781843390664 9241563052 9789241563055 9240681485 9789240681484
OCLC Number: 466454682
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 239 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Disclaimer; 1.1 BACKGROUND; 1.2 EVIDENCE FOR ADVERSE HEALTH OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH RECREATIONAL WATER USE; 1.3 SEVERE OUTCOMES; 1.4 MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ILLNESSES; 1.5 SUMMARY; 1.6 DOCUMENT OVERVIEW; REFERENCES; 2.1 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION; 2.2 FACTORS INFLUENCING HAZARD ENCOUNTER; 2.2.1 Water contact; 2.3 FACTORS RELATED TO INFECTION AND DISEASE; 2.3.1 Status of host; REFERENCES; 3.1 SOURCES OF AVAILABLE EVIDENCE; 3.2 SURVEILLANCE; 3.3 CREDIBILITY OF ASSOCIATION WITH RECREATIONAL WATER; 3.4 EVIDENCE FOR SEVERITY; 3.5 SUMMARY; REFERENCES; CAMPYLOBACTER; Pathogen.
Series Title: Emerging issues in water and infectious disease series.
Responsibility: Kathy Pond.
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A guide that brings together information on the more severe waterborne diseases to assist decision-making in recreational water management. It provides a comprehensive review and analysis of  Read more...

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