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Water-related disease outbreaks surveillance annual summary 1979
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Water-related disease outbreaks surveillance annual summary 1979
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    Since 1971 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has tabulated foodborne and waterborne disease outbreak data separately and reported these data in annual reports. The Water- Related Diseases Activity has set the following goals: 1) to determine the frequency of epidemics of water-related diseases in the United States, 2) to characterize the epidemiology of water-related diseases, 3) to disseminate information on prevention and control of water- related diseases to appropriate public health personnel, 4) to train federal, state, and local health department personnel in epidemiologic techniques for the investigation of water- related diseases outbreaks, and 3) to collaborate with local, state, other federal and international agencies in initiatives concerning prevention of water-related diseases. Also included in the responsibilities of the Water-Related Diseases Activity is the investigation of outbreaks of acute gastrointestinal disease on ocean-going vessels.

    SUGGESTED CITATION: Centers for Disease Control: Water-Related Disease Outbreaks Annual Summary 1979. Issued September 1981

  • Content Notes:
    Introduction -- Waterborne disease outbreaks, 1979 -- Outbreaks related to recreational water use, 1979 -- Outbreaks of acute gastrointestingal disease on ocean-going vessels.
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