Journal article

Burden of Disease Attributed to Waterborne Transmission of Selected Enteric Pathogens, Australia, 2010

Katherine B Gibney, Joanne O'Toole, Martha Sinclair, Karin Leder

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE | AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE | Published : 2017

Abstract

AbstractUniversal access to safe drinking water is a global priority. To estimate the annual disease burden of campylobacteriosis, nontyphoidal salmonellosis, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, and norovirus attributable to waterborne transmission in Australia, we multiplied regional World Health Organization (WHO) estimates of the proportion of cases attributable to waterborne transmission by estimates of all-source disease burden for each study pathogen. Norovirus was attributed as causing the most waterborne disease cases (479,632; 95% uncertainty interval [UI]: 0-1,111,874) followed by giardiasis and campylobacteriosis. The estimated waterborne disability-adjusted life year (DALY) burden for..

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