Effect of environmental and conventional water treatment processes on waterborne cryptosporidium oocysts

Brendon King, Alexandra Keegan, Chris Saint, Paul Monis

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Abstract

Cryptosporidium oocysts are prevalent in surface waters as a result of anthroponotic activity and native animal faecal contamination. A sound understanding of the impact of environmental and water treatment processes on the survival of oocysts is required to properly risk-assess the threat posed to public health by the presence of oocysts in water storages. This chapter provides an overview of recently completed work studying the impact of temperature, predation, sunlight and conventional water treatment processes on oocyst survival in water.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGiardia and Cryptosporidium
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Molecules to Diseases
EditorsG Ortgega-Pierres, S Caccio, R Fayer, T.G. Mank, H.V. Smith, R.C.A Thompson
PublisherCABI PUBLISHING
Chapter16
Pages198-209
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781845933913
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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