IAWQ international symposium on health-related water microbiology. Mallorca (ESP), 1996/10/06.
Outbreaks of waterborne disease happen in Sweden, as in most other countries.
During the period 1980-1995, a total of 90 outbreaks were reported, involving about 50,000 sick people and two deaths.
About 80% of the outbreaks are caused by unknown agents but Campylobacter is the most common agent.
Between 1980 and 1995,11 campylobacteriosis outbreaks were reported, three of which had 1,000->3,000 sick people involved.
These waterbome outbreaks cost society, the water-treatment plant involved and the sick person a lot of money.
A waterborne outbreak also raises the question whether people can have confidence in the community tap water.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eau potable, Pollution eau, Epidémiologie, Suède, Europe, Campylobacter, Campylobacteraceae, Bactérie, Pullulation, Impact économique, Contamination biologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drinking water, Water pollution, Epidemiology, Sweden, Europe, Campylobacter, Campylobacteraceae, Bacteria, Outbreak, Economic impact, Biological contamination
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