A practical guide to wastewater pathogens The fourth volume in Wiley's Wastewater Microbiology series, Wastewater Pathogens offers wastewater personnel a practical guide that is free of overly technical jargon. Designed especially for operators, the text provides straight facts on the biology of treatment as well as appropriate protective measures. Coverage includes: * An overview of relevant history, hazards, and organisms * Viruses, bacteria, and fungi * Protozoa and helminthes * Ectoparasites and rodents * Aerosols, foam, and sludge * Disease transmission and the body's defenses * Removal, inactivation, and destruction of pathogens * Hygiene measures, protective equipment, and immunizationsBird flu (influenza) is one of the latest emerging diseases. ... Second, a nonhuman virus, such as the bird flu virus, may acquire the ability to infect humans and spread rapidly. ... It typically is carried by ducks and does infect birds and pigs.
|Author||:||Michael H. Gerardi, Mel C. Zimmerman|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2004-11-11|