Accession Number : ADA241525


Title :   Evaluation of Military Field-Water Quality. Volume 6. Infectious Organisms of Military Concern Associated with Nonconsumptive Exposure: An Assessment of Health Risks and Recommendations for Establishing Related Standards


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 1982-Feb 1986


Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIV


Personal Author(s) : Cooper, R C ; Olivieri, A W ; Danielson, R E ; Badger, P G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a241525.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 215


Abstract : The study is an assessment of the risk of illness due to exposure to water-related (i.e., water-based, water-washed) infectious organisms. The organisms under consideration are Aeromonas spp., Leptospira spp., Pseudomonas spp., Staphylococcus spp., non-cholerae Vibrio spp., Acanthamoeba spp., Balantidium coli, Naegleria spp., Ascaris lumbricoides, Dracunculus medinensis, Schistosoma spp., and the agents responsible for cercarial dermatitis (i.e., Trichobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, and Austrobilharzia). Evaluation of the risk to disease associated with the above pathogens requires information in specific areas such as dose response, concentration of agents in the environment, and environmental persistence. The existing body of knowledge concerning these agents ranges from speculation to established fact. Unfortunately, areas of information critical to risk assessment are frequently unavailable. Because of this lack of data, the risk assessment presented is semiquantitative and limited to the presentation of an environmental classification scheme that provides a relative comparison of the risk of illness associated with the pathogens, based on their key environmental features and control strategies.


Descriptors :   *RISK , *PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS , CONTROL , STRATEGY , COMPARISON , ESCHERICHIA COLI , CLASSIFICATION , CERCARIAE , DERMATITIS , BALANTIDIUM , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , DOSAGE , DISEASES , HEALTH , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE