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Procedures to Investigate Waterborne Illness

Authors: International Assoc. for Food Protection

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  • Guide for public health personnel to investigate reports of waterborne illnesses
  • Based on effective epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques for determining causal factors of disease incidence
  • Lessons learned from outbreak investigations can often prevent their future occurrence
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Written by a team of international experts, this third edition designed to guide public health personnel or teams in any country that investigates reports of alleged waterborne illnesses. The manual is based on epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques that have been found effective in determining causal factors of disease incidence. The guidelines are presented in the sequence usually followed during investigations and are organized so that an investigator can easily find the information needed in any phase of an investigation.
The book services as a guide to:
• Develop a waterborne disease surveillance and emergency operations program
• Handle illness alerts and water-related complaints that may be related to illness
• Interview ill persons, those at risk, and controls
• Develop a case definition
• Transport water specimens and clinical specimens
• Trace sources of contamination
• Identify factors responsible for contamination, survival of pathogenic microorganisms or     toxic substances, and/or propagation of pathogens
• Collate and interpret collected data
• Report information about the outbreak
 This edition has been extensively updated.  A section has been added on water not intended for drinking as a source of illness. The chapter on “collection and analysis of data” has been significantly expanded to explain how data is collected and used to suggest possible vehicles, routes, and agents. The book is designed to improve the quality of investigation of outbreaks and disease surveillance.
The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit association of food safety professionals. Dedicated to the life-long educational needs of its Members, IAFP provides Members with an information network through its two scientific journals (Food Protection Trends and Journal of Food Protection), its educational Annual Meeting, international meetings and symposia along with international interaction between food safety professionals.



About the authors

The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit association of food safety professionals. Dedicated to the life-long educational needs of its Members, IAFP provides Members with an information network through its two scientific journals (Food Protection Trends and Journal of Food Protection), its educational Annual Meeting, international meetings and symposia along with international interaction between food safety professionals.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

Table of contents (1 chapters)
  • Procedures to Investigate Waterborne Illness

    Pages 1-150

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eBook $19.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-26027-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.95
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26025-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Procedures to Investigate Waterborne Illness
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
International Association for Food Protection
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26027-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26027-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-26025-9
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 153
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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