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Title Water recreation and disease : plausibility of associated infections / Kathy Pond
Published London : Published on behalf of the World Health Organization by IWA Pub., 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 239 pages) : illustrations
Series Emerging issues in water and infectious disease series
Emerging issues in water and infectious disease series.
Contents Disclaimer; 1.1 BACKGROUND; 1.2 EVIDENCE FOR ADVERSE HEALTH OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH RECREATIONAL WATER USE; 1.3 SEVERE OUTCOMES; 1.4 MANAGEMENT OF SEVERE ILLNESSES; 1.5 SUMMARY; 1.6 DOCUMENT OVERVIEW; REFERENCES; 2.1 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION; 2.2 FACTORS INFLUENCING HAZARD ENCOUNTER; 2.2.1 Water contact; 2.3 FACTORS RELATED TO INFECTION AND DISEASE; 2.3.1 Status of host; REFERENCES; 3.1 SOURCES OF AVAILABLE EVIDENCE; 3.2 SURVEILLANCE; 3.3 CREDIBILITY OF ASSOCIATION WITH RECREATIONAL WATER; 3.4 EVIDENCE FOR SEVERITY; 3.5 SUMMARY; REFERENCES; CAMPYLOBACTER; Pathogen
Summary Worldwide, the popularity of recreational activities which involve contact with water is continuing to grow. Moreover, ease of travel and change in human behaviour has altered the use of water for recreational purposes. Users should be aware that recreational exposures to pathogens may result in disease. Susceptible populations including people with reduced immune function (e.g., resulting from disease (cancer, HIV), genetic susceptibility, age, etc.) or lack of immunity to locally endemic diseases (e.g., tourists) may be at higher risk of contracting illnesses. In most cases the primary disea
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Subject Aquatic sports.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Waterborne infection.
Form Electronic book
Author Pond, Kathy.
World Health Organization.
ISBN 1843390663 (IWA)
9240681485
9241563052 (WHO)
9781843390664 (IWA)
9789240681484
9789241563055 (WHO)