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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Waterborne Zoonotic Protozoa

Author
item Fayer, Ronald

Submitted to: World Health Organization
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 3, 2003
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
Citation: Fayer, R. 2004. Waterborne zoonotic protozoa. World Health Organization Technical Report. p.520.

Interpretive Summary: The chapter entitled Waterborne Zoonotic Protozoa reviews the major waterborne protozoan pathogens transmitted from animals to humans and is part of a World Health Organization monograph on pathogens in drinking water. Included in this chapter are microsporidia, E. histolytica, Giardia, Toxoplasma and Cryptosporidium. Tyopics for each protozoan include biology, life cycle, transmission, prevalence, distribution, disease aspects, treatment, survival in the environment, waterborne outbreaks, reducing or prevention environmental contamination, and regulations. Other protozoa such as Acanthamoeba, Naegleria, Balantidium, and Cyclospora are not reviewed in detail because they either have not been clearly identified as waterborne or because there is no evidence of animal to human transmission.

Technical Abstract: The chapter entitled Waterborne Zoonotic Protozoa reviews the major waterborne protozoan pathogens transmitted from animals to humans and is part of a World Health Organization monograph on pathogens in drinking water. Included in this chapter are microsporidia, E. histolytica, Giardia, Toxoplasma and Cryptosporidium. Topics for each protozoan include biology, life cycle, transmission, prevalence, distribution, disease aspects, treatment, survival in the environment, waterborne outbreaks, reducing or prevention environmental contamination, and regulations. Other protozoa such as Acanthamoeba, Naegleria, Balantidium, and Cyclospora are not reviewed in detail because they either have not been clearly identified as waterborne or because there is no evidence of animal to human transmission.

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