Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia

J. B. Rose, Charles P Gerba, W. Jakubowski

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Abstract

Occurrence of the enteric protozoa Cryptosporidium and Giardia was evaluated in 257 water samples from 17 states in the USA. Cryptosporidium oocysts were detected in 55% of surface water samples at an average concentration of 43 oocysts/100 L, while Giardia cysts were found in 16% of samples at 3 cysts/100 L. Giardia and Cryptosporidium were most frequently detected in samples from waters receiving sewage and agricultural discharges. Cryptosporidium oocysts were detected in 17% of 36 drinking water samples (0.5-1.7 oocysts/100 L) while no Giardia cysts were detected. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Science & Technology
Pages1393-1400
Number of pages8
Volume25
Edition8
StatePublished - 1991

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Rose, J. B., Gerba, C. P., & Jakubowski, W. (1991). Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. In Environmental Science & Technology (8 ed., Vol. 25, pp. 1393-1400)

Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. / Rose, J. B.; Gerba, Charles P; Jakubowski, W.

Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 25 8. ed. 1991. p. 1393-1400.

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Rose, JB, Gerba, CP & Jakubowski, W 1991, Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. in Environmental Science & Technology. 8 edn, vol. 25, pp. 1393-1400.
Rose JB, Gerba CP, Jakubowski W. Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. In Environmental Science & Technology. 8 ed. Vol. 25. 1991. p. 1393-1400
Rose, J. B. ; Gerba, Charles P ; Jakubowski, W. / Survey of potable water supplies for Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 25 8. ed. 1991. pp. 1393-1400
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