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Enhanced surveillance of human gastro-intestinal infection in relation to mass burial of animals for Foot and Mouth Disease

Author(s)Health Protection Agency (HPA)
AbstractThis document considers the surveillance of acute human infection which could arise from contamination of ground water by leachate from burial pits following mass burial of animals for control of Foot and Mouth Disease. The main risk is judged to be contamination of private water supplies, particularly those that are untreated. Public Water supplies are believed to be substantially less at risk because of their routine treatment and monitoring regimes. Pathogens from leachate contaminating water supplies lead to infections - e-coli, cryptosporidium, campylobacter, giardia - which produce diarrhoeal illness in man.
Date of publishing05/01/2001
Date of last review by us10/26/2005
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