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dc.contributor.authorMcManus, Alexandra
dc.contributor.authorWeinstein, P.
dc.contributor.authorBertolatti, Dean
dc.contributor.authorDevine, B.
dc.identifier.citationMcManus, Alexandra and Weinstein, Philip and Bertolatti, Dean and Devine, Brian. 2007. Management of waterborne pathogens in recreational waters, in 19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Jun 10 2007. Vancouver, Canada: IUHPE.

There are no evidence-based guidelines for the management of accidental faecal releases (AFR) in Australia. A pilot study conducted with public swimming complexes chosen based upon their level of risk during the peak usage periods. Staff who were responsible for water management were involved in the pilot study (n=9 staff members). Data collection was conducted over a four-week period. Each complex had an average of two AFR per week over the past 12 months. It was not uncommon for each complex to have at least one AFR each day over the summer period. In fact, one complex recorded seven AFR in one day in the previous month. The areas most at risk of contamination in each complex were smaller pools (used mainly by toddlers and infants) and hydrotherapy pools. The staff involved in the pilot project indicated their support for the study outcomes as providing a standardised way to effectively and efficiently deal with AFR in public recreational water environments.

dc.subjectpublic swimming complexes
dc.subjectwaterborne pathogens
dc.subjectaccidental faecal releases
dc.titleManagement of waterborne pathogens in recreational waters
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleManagement of waterborne pathogens in recreational waters
dcterms.source.seriesManagement of waterborne pathogens in recreational waters
dcterms.source.conference19th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJun 10 2007
dcterms.source.conferencelocationVancouver, Canada
curtin.departmentCentre of Excellence for Science, Seafood & Health (CoESSH)
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