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  1. A massive outbreak in Milwaukee of cryptosporidium infection transmitted through the public water supply.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Early in the spring of 1993 there was a widespread outbreak of acute watery diarrhea among the residents of Milwaukee.

    Methods

    We investigated the two Milwaukee water-treatment plants, gathered data from clinical laboratories on the results of tests for enteric pathogens, and examined ice made during the time of the outbreak for cryptosporidium oocysts.

    We surveyed residents with confirmed cryptosporidium infection and a sample of those with acute watery diarrhea consistent with cryptosporidium infection.

    To estimate the magnitude of the outbreak, we also conducted a survey using randomly selected telephone numbers in Milwaukee and four surrounding counties.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cryptosporidiose, Protozoose, Infection, Mode transmission, Pollution eau, Homme, Etiopathogénie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Parasitose

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cryptosporidiosis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Transmission mode, Water pollution, Human, Etiopathogenesis, United States, North America, America, Digestive diseases, Parasitosis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0543169

    Code Inist : 002B05E02B9. Création : 199501.