Morbidity among bathers exposed to polluted seawater : a prospective epidemiological study.
As the first phase of a major programme to develop epidemiologically derived recreational water quality criteria for South Africa, a preliminary epidemiological-microbiological study was conducted in Cape Town during February and March 1990.
Serial trials were carried out at a clean and at a relatively polluted beach over weekends.
Participants were recruited at the beach, at which time information on swimming status and sociodemography was obtained.
This provided for a beach-going but non-swimming control group.
Symptoms which developed subsequent to the beach visit were obtained by follow-up telephone interviews conducted 3-4 days later.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nage, Epidémiologie, Pollution, Eau mer, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Morbidité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Swimming, Epidemiology, Pollution, Seawater, Human, South Africa, Africa, Morbidity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0690776
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.