Water Recreation and Disease

Water Recreation and Disease

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This publication gives a comprehensive review and analysis of potential diseases associated with recreational water activities in marine, freshwater, spas/whirlpools and swimming pools, drawing on information on the ecology and health aspects of a variety of pathogens. Issues discussed include: the factors related to infection and disease severity, susceptible sub-populations, the credibility of association with recreational water use, a severity rating system for prioritising public health protection measures, and pathogen summaries. It will be useful to all those concerned with recreational water quality, including environmental and public health professionals, local authorities and user groups.Five days after returning home he developed severe acute pneumonia affecting both lungs. ... Two confirmed cases and six suspected cases of Legionnairesa#39; disease were identified among people who ... from the bottom of the pool, the main body of the pool water and the water leaving from the activated carbon filters.

Title:Water Recreation and Disease
Author:Kathy Pond, World Health Organization
Publisher:World Health Organization - 2005-01-01


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