3121.0 Water and Public Health from an Epidemiological Perspective

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on water and public health issues from an epidemiological perspective. Presentations will include a discussion of point-of-use water filtration in reducing healthcare-associated infections in bone marrow transplant recipients, risk factors for Leptospira infection in Western Jamica, the role of water supply and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in invasive pneumococcal disease in Alaskan children, water distribution system deficiencies and the risk of gastrointestinal illness. One presentation will provide an overview of injuries associated with pool chemicals in the United States.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify preventive measures to protect immunocompromised individuals from healthcare-associated infections with waterborne pathogens. 2. Describe the key role of in-home running water in the prevention of serious bacterial infections. 3. Discuss the basic epidemiology of pool chemical-associated injuries.
John Vena, PhD

10:35 AM
Water distribution system deficiencies and the risk of gastrointestinal illness
Ayse Ercumen, Joshua S. Gruber, MPH and John M. Colford, MD PhD
11:20 AM
Point-of-use water filtration reduces healthcare-associated infections in bone marrow transplant recipients
Joseph Steven Cervia, MD, MBA, Bruce Farber, MD, Donna Armellino, RN,DNP, CIC, Joan Klocke, RN, Ruthee-Lu Bayer, MD, Morven McAlister, PhD, Ilia Stanchfield, Francis P. Canonica, PhD and Girolamo A. Ortolano, PhD
11:35 AM
Injuries Associated with Pool Chemicals United States, 2007
Michele C. Hlavsa, MPH, Douglas C. Sackett and Michael J. Beach, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus, Statistics

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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