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Assessing the public health threat associated with waterborne cryptosporidiosis; report of a workshop
  • Published Date:
    June 16, 1995
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Infectious Diseases (U.S.), Division of Parasitic Diseases. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
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  • Series:
    HHS publication ; no. (CDC) 95-8017
    MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 44 no. RR-6
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  • Description:
    In September 1994, CDC convened a meeting to address the public health threat associated with waterborne cryptosporidiosis. Representatives from 40 states and from regulatory and public health agencies, water utility companies, and advocacy groups discussed approaches to avoiding unnecessary boil-water advisories (i.e., statements to the public advising persons to boil water before drinking it) and preventing and controlling waterborne cryptosporidiosis. Work groups at the meeting addressed four issues: 1) surveillance systems and epidemiologic study designs; 2) public health responses when oocysts are detected in drinking water; 3) cryptosporidiosis in immunocompromised persons; and 4) water sampling methods and interpretation of results. The work groups defined the problems associated with these issues and developed strategies that could be used initially to manage these problems. The work group discussions were summarized, and the conclusions were provided as either a) summaries of current knowledge concerning that issue or b) suggested ways to obtain the information needed to develop useful recommendations. The work group conclusions are for consideration by persons and organizations who must assist with these issues and by those who seek to advance understanding of waterborne cryptosporidiosis.

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