waterborne parasitic infections of the developed world

Phil jorge2 at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 21 11:26:19 EST 1998


Jacqueline Boyd wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> I am a fourth year parasitology student at the University of Aberdeen,
> Scotland and am currently writing an essay with the above title.  I was
> just wondering if i was covering all relevant infections if i cover -
> Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium.  There are
> others i have considered- Balantidium coli etc, bu ti havent found much
> literature regarding their effcts in water supplies within the developed
> world.
> I would be most grateful for any information anyone could give,
> Thanks
> Jackie

Jackie:

I see you're looking at those that have direct infection via water
consumption.  Would you consider adding those parasitic infections that
result from association with water (e.g. Guinea worm)?  These life
cycles are so fascinating.



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