Rotavirus outbreak due to contaminated water

Investigations confirmed that the recent rotavirus outbreak was due to the contaminated water at the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort water park. The Perak Health director Datuk Dr Juita Ghazalie said investigations and laboratory results concluded that the water park was the source of the outbreak and the possible exposure date was 24 Sep 2016.

http://www.promedmail.org/post/4547829

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Mark Sobsey receives Clarke Prize

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) has announced that Prof. Mark D. Sobsey, Ph.D., will be the twenty-third recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. The 2016 NWRI Clarke Prize, consisting of a medallion and $50,000 award, will be handed over at a prestigious event held on 3 November 2016. Every year this award recognizes research accomplishments that solve real-world water problems and highlights the importance and need to continue funding this type of research. Professor Sobsey’s leadership and contributions to the fields of environmental health microbiology, virology, and water sanitation and hygiene were among the reasons cited for his selection as the 2016 recipient. Congratulations from the HRWM Specialist Group on this accomplishment!

Hepatitis A – USA (11): (MI) raw sewage contact

Officials identify 2 cases of hepatitis A after sewage backup in Detroit [Michigan]

http://www.promedmail.org/post/4445808

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Cryptosporidiosis – USA (04): (AZ)

More than 100 people in the Phoenix area [Maricopa County, Arizona] have been sickened in an outbreak of the diarrhea-causing parasite _Cryptosporidium parvum_, and Maricopa County officials have identified more than 20 recreational water facilities — including splash pads, water parks, and public pools — that may have been contaminated.

http://www.promedmail.org/post/4436035

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Campylobacteriosis – New Zealand (02): (HB) waterborne

More than 4000 people are thought to have been struck down by Havelock North drinking water contaminated with _Campylobacter_. Prime Minister John Key is backing the Hastings District Council, saying it acted as quickly as it could. But he told Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking there could be court action, as it’s not clear whether the contamination contributed to the death of a woman in a rest home. He says that court action could involve civil or criminal charges.

http://www.promedmail.org/post/4433415

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Global Water Pathogen Project

The Global Water Pathogen Project (GWPP) is an international network of over 140 scientists focused on translating the science on global water pathogens, sanitation, and health in order to protect global health. Led by Dr. Joan B. Rose of Michigan State University and Dr. Blanca Jimenez, Director of the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO, the GWPP provides an online knowledge resource and hub on water pathogens, which will guide the goals for sanitation and achieving safe water around the world. The GWPP grew out of an interest to update the book “Sanitation and Disease: Health Aspects of Excreta and Wastewater Management” (Feachem et al.1983), which was published with a financial contribution from the World Bank. The GWPP will update and revise the original book, as well as target the risk based evaluation of sanitation technologies within the WHO water safety framework and contribute to the improvement of access to sanitation. See http://www.waterpathogens.org