Detection and occurrence of indicator organisms and pathogens

Katherine H. Baker, Diane S. Herson

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Abstract

Since 1971, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have maintained a surveillance system relating to occurrences and causes of waterborne-disease outbreaks. Within the past several decades, alternative, noncultural methods for the detection of microorganisms have been widely used. These methods are particularly useful for the detection of microorganism for which no selective media has been developed. These methods include the use of specific staining procedures, usually based on the serological properties of the organism, and molecular methods for the detection and characterization of specific sequences within the DNA or RNA of the organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-551
Number of pages22
JournalWater Environment Research
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Pathogens
Microorganisms
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Disease control
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RNA
DNA
microorganism
waterborne disease
disease control
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organism
indicator
method

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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Baker, Katherine H. ; Herson, Diane S. / Detection and occurrence of indicator organisms and pathogens. In: Water Environment Research. 1999 ; Vol. 71, No. 5. pp. 530-551.
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