5101.0 Infectious disease and water

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Infectious disease resulting from contaminated water can be a major threat to public health. Presentations in this session will include the New York City’s waterborne disease assessment program, and two field cases of local health department responses to contamination, Legionnaires’ disease in Las Vegas and Cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Chester County Pennsylvania. In addition, studies investigating the infectivity and persistence of Norovirus in groundwater and examining the use of spatial analysis of endemic Legionellosis will be presented.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe waterborne disease risk assessment programs and responses to waterborne disease outbreaks by local health departments. 2. Identify the public health risk posed by various contaminants in water. 3. Discuss the usefulness of examining geographic clusters of waterborne disease.
Leyla McCurdy, MPhil
Leyla McCurdy, MPhil

10:30 AM
Legionnaires' disease in Las Vegas: A 7-year saga
Jamie Hulbert, REHS, Mark Bergtholdt, MPH, REHS, Rebecca Fuentes, REHS, Benjamin J. Silk, PhD, MPH, Lauri A. Hicks, DO, Natalia A. Kozak, PhD, Ellen W. Brown and John Middaugh, MD
11:06 AM
Norovirus human infectivity and persistence in groundwater
Scot Raymond Seitz, Juan Leon, PhD, MPH, Marina Laura Fernandez, MPH, Marisa McDaniels, MPH, G. Marshall Lyon, MD, Gwen Abdulhafid, RN, Melissa Dowd, MPH, Hui-Mien Hsiao, Pengbo Liu, PhD, Kellogg J. Schwab, PhD and Christine L. Moe, PhD

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Statistics

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

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