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The objective of this study was to assess if drinking water meeting currently accepted microbiological standards is the source of gastrointestinal illnesses and to attempt to identify the source(s)Continue Reading
  • Rebecca A. Guy, Pierre Payment, Ulrich J. Krull, Paul A. Horgen
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • 2003 (First Publication: 1 September 2003)
  • The protozoan pathogens Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum are major causes of waterborne enteric disease throughout the world. Improved detection methods that are very sensitive and rapidContinue Reading
  • Steve E. Hrudey, Pierre Payment, Peter M. Huck, Robert W. Gillham, Elizabeth J. Hrudey
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Water science and technology : a journal of the…
  • 2003 (First Publication: 1 February 2003)
  • An estimated 2,300 people became seriously ill and seven died from exposure to microbially contaminated drinking water in the town of Walkerton, Ontario, Canada in May 2000. The severity of thisContinue Reading
  • Pierre Payment, Lindsay Richardson, Jack Siemiatycki, R. S. Dewar, M. Edwardes, Eliane Franco
  • Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • 1991 (First Publication: 1 June 1991)
  • BACKGROUND This project directly and empirically measured the level of gastrointestinal (GI) illness related to the consumption of tapwater prepared from sewage-contaminated surface waters andContinue Reading