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Author Haas, Charles N.

Title Quantitative microbial risk assessment / Charles N. Haas, Joan B. Rose, Charles P. Gerba
Edition Second edition
Published Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
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Contents Motivation -- Microbial agents and transmission -- Risk assessment paradigms -- Conducting the hazard identification (HAZ ID) -- Analytical methods and QMRA framework -- Exposure assessment -- Predictive microbiology -- Conducting the dose-response assessment -- Uncertainty -- Population disease transmission -- Risk characterization and decision making
Summary Provides the latest QMRA methodologies to determine infection risk cause by either accidental microbial infections or deliberate infections caused by terrorism Reviews the latest methodologies to quantify at every step of the microbial exposure pathways, from the first release of a pathogen to the actual human infection Provides techniques on how to gather information, on how each microorganism moves through the environment, how to determine their survival rates on various media, and how people are exposed to the microorganism Explains how QMRA can be used as a tool to me
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communicable diseases -- Epidemiology -- Methodology.
Environmental health -- Mathematical models.
Health risk assessment.
Infection -- Mathematical models.
Form Electronic book
Author Gerba, Charles P., 1945-
Rose, Joan B.
LC no. 2014012427
ISBN 1118910028 (epub)
9781118910023 (epub)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)