Info cryptosporidium

Larry Schwartz gswsa at sccoast.net
Thu Jan 25 08:35:44 EST 1996


Specific questions about cryptosporidium::

1. Can farm animal production adjacent to natural surface waters increase 
the pathogen (cryptosporidium and giardia) count (oocyst).

2. How effective is waste water treatment in hog processing plants at 
removing these pathogens.

3. Does increase of pathogen count in natural surface water increase the 
risk of infection for users of drinking water derived from this source.

4. Does age of animal (swine) correlate with the generation of pathogens 
in the waste stream.

5. At swine slaughtering age is the animal more or less likely to be 
infected with cryptosporidium or giardia.

Larry Schwartz
Process Control Department Head
GSWSA




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