Protozoan parasites are a major cause of human morbidity and mortality all over the world. While knowledge of the subject has increased greatly in recent years, methods for identifying the organisms and for removing and inactivating them in water treatments have many associated problems. Written by international authorities on the various aspects of the subject, Protozoan Parasites and Water addresses the vital questions. It pulls together the latest research and expertise from many quarters, towards a broader understanding of the issues and problems involved. It looks at the occurrence, significance and detection of protozoan parasites in raw, recreational and potable water, with reference to water treatment, monitoring strategies and disinfection processes. Specific cases are examined, and the lessons learned are presented. Protozoan Parasites and Water is a very important book and should be read by analytical scientists, water treatment workers, public and environmental health officers, and food and drink manufacturers. It will provide valuable information for graduates and researchers in bioanalysis, cell and molecular biology, toxicology and related fields.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Clinical Aspects and Epidemiology of Waterborne Parasitic Disease; Distribution of Protozoan Parasites; Detection Methods for Protozoan Parasites; Water Treatment to Remove Protozoan Parasites; Special Topics; Subject Index.