Cryptosporidium has emerged as a significant waterborne pathogen.
Methods have been developed for analysis of this organism using immunofluorescence counts.
In this paper, we report on the results of a one year sequence of weekly samples in the water supply of a relatively high-quality water system in the Northwest United States.
The results show consistency with the Poisson distribution, indicating that, at least for high-quality water, the theoretical minimum variability can be attained.
This will assist in the interpretation of results from diverse systems contemplated under future monitoring activities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Eau potable, Contamination biologique, Analyse quantitative, Immunofluorescence, Pollution eau, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Drinking water, Biological contamination, Quantitative analysis, Immunofluorescence, Water pollution, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 97-0122935
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 21/05/1997.