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dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Alexandra
dc.contributor.editorPHAA
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:10:12Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:10:12Z
dc.date.created2012-04-29T20:01:05Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.submitted2012-05-22
dc.identifier.citationMcManus, Alexandra. 2005. Managing waterbourne pathogens in public swimming pools in Australia, in PHAA (ed), 36th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference, Sep 25 2005. Perth WA: Public Health Association of Australia.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/18836
dc.description.abstract

There have been numerous reports of swimming pool-associated outbreaks of Cyptosporidiosis and Giardia worldwide including Australia. It is essential to ensure that effective measures are in place to manage faecal contamination incidents, the primary source of contamination of these pathogens in public swimming pools. There are no evidence-based guidelines for the management of faecal contamination incidents (FCI) in public swimming pools in Australia. The aim of the study is to develop, implement and evaluate guidelines to reduce the public health risk associated with Cryptosporidium and Giardia in public swimming pools in Australia. This research is particularly important both nationally and internationally as the endemic of Cryptosporidium and Giardia is increasing significantly. It is estimated that half of all Indigenous children are affected by these pathogens which can cause long-term disability or death. A random sample of public swimming pools from metropolitan, rural and remote Western Australia will be recruited into the study to assess the effectiveness of guidelines to minimize the risk associated with faecal contamination incidents (FCI). This paper will outline the piloting of these guidelines in three public swimming pools during 2004.

dc.publisherPublic Health Association of Australia
dc.subjectswimming pools
dc.subjectcryptosporitium
dc.subjectgiardia
dc.subjectwaterborne pathogens
dc.titleManaging waterbourne pathogens in public swimming pools in Australia
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.dateSubmitted2012-04-30
dcterms.source.titleSuccesses in Public Health, 36th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference
dcterms.source.seriesSuccesses in Public Health, 36th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference
dcterms.source.isbn1875990224
dcterms.source.conference36th Public Health Association of Australia Annual Conference
dcterms.source.conferencedatesSep 25 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationPerth WA
dcterms.source.placePerth, WA
curtin.digitool.pid185311
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.departmentWestern Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research (Curtin Research Centre)
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HEA-CHP-LF-31472
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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