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Proceed To Article Canadian E. Coli Crisis
An E. coli outbreak in the southern Ontario town of Walkerton that killed five people and caused illness in hundreds began subsiding on Saturday, but the accusations, law-suits and finger-pointing have just begun. More...

Proceed To Article Parasitic Pathways - Swimming Pools/Recreational Water
A variety of diarrheal diseases and other infections such as skin, ear, and respiratory infections have been linked to swimming. However, reports to CDC indicate that diarrhea is one of the most common illnesses associated with swimming. More....

Proceed To Article Costs And Benefits Of A Surveillance System For E. Coli Outbreaks
The societal costs and benefits of a subtype-specific surveillance system for identifying outbreak-associated Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections was assessed in a recent study. Using data from Colorado, the researchers estimated that if the system averted only five cases annually, it would recover all its costs. Read E. coli outbreak surveillance.
Proceed To Article Waterborne Illnesses Increasing At Public Pools
Swimming pools with their sparkling blue water and strong chlorine odor are far from clean, and government health officials are launching a campaign to warn against the rise in illnesses caused by contaminated public pools. More...

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