Jeanine D. Plummer

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BACKGROUND Urogenital schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium was endemic in Adasawase, Ghana in 2007. Transmission was reported to be primarily through recreational water contact. METHODS We designed a water recreation area (WRA) to prevent transmission to school-aged children. The WRA features a concrete pool supplied by a borehole well and a(More)
BACKGROUND Currently applied indicator organism systems, such as coliforms, are not fully protective of public health from enteric viruses in water sources. Waterborne disease outbreaks have occurred in systems that tested negative for coliforms, and positive coliform results do not necessarily correlate with viral risk. It is widely recognized that(More)
The study examined relationships among meteorological parameters, water quality and diarrheal disease counts in two urban and three rural sites in Tamil Nadu, India. Disease surveillance was conducted between August 2010 and March 2012; concurrently water samples from street-level taps in piped distribution systems and from household storage containers were(More)
The goal of this project was to determine remedial strategies for the former landfill in Holden, MA to reduce mobility and toxicity of metals. To meet this goal, 16 groundwater and 5 surface water samples were collected at the landfill site. Physical and chemical water quality tests showed reducing conditions (favorable for arsenic dissolution) at 4 of the(More)
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