The sources and environmental origins of gastrointestinal pathogens

Gordon Nichols, Kåre Mølbak

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Throughout history, mankind has been subject to a large variety of infections and intoxications associated with the consumption of contaminated food or water, or with the transmission of infection from direct or indirect contact with animals or other infected humans. Epidemics of typhoid and pandemics of cholera have been significant causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world over the last two centuries, and in poor areas of the world still are. Diarrhoeal diseases remain a leading cause of infant and childhood mortality in developing countries, and parasitic worm burdens can cause important delays in both the physical and mental development of children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Medicine
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781444128444
ISBN (Print)9780340946565
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


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