Detection and surveillance of waterborne protozoan parasites

Bouzid, Maha, Steverding, Dietmar and Tyler, Kevin M. ORCID: (2008) Detection and surveillance of waterborne protozoan parasites. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 19 (3). pp. 302-306. ISSN 1879-0429

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The majority of the world's population still live without access to healthy water and the contamination of drinking water with protozoan pathogens poses a serious threat to millions of people in the developing world. Even in the developed world periodic outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases are caused by the protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium sp., Giardia duodenalis and Entamoeba histolytica. Thus, surveillance of drinking water is imperative to minimize such contaminations and ensure continuous supplies of healthy water world-wide. This article reviews the progress in technology for detection and surveillance of these important waterborne parasites.

Item Type: Article
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:09
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 10:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2008.05.002

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