Accession Number:

AD0606882

Title:

A METHOD OF DETERMINING THE POLLUTION OF SURFACE WATERS BY THE EGGS OF ECHINOCOCCUS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Documentary rept.

Corporate Author:

ARCTIC HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER ANCHORAGEAK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A continuous upward flow sedimentation unit was developed to test surface waters at remote U. S. Air Force radar stations in Alaska for the presence of eggs of Echinococcus. Chlorination employed at these water supplies is not an effective protection. Many animals in these areas are infected with the tapeworm, and man can serve as a host for the larval form. Diagnoses of echinococcosis in the native population caused concern by the Air Force for health of Air Force personnel. Lack of early disease symptoms and unreliability of clinical tests necessitate physical surveillance of water supplies. Laboratory tests validated methodology. One field test showed negative results. Further tests are recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE