Susanne Herbst

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In the Aral Sea basin, human activities have resulted in the severe degradation of water and soil, which is considered to cause serious human health problems. This study investigated the risk factors: water, sanitation and related hygiene issues for diarrhoeal disease in Khorezm province, Uzbekistan. The risk factors were studied using a combination of(More)
JAN C. SEMENZA,1 SUSANNE HERBST,2 ANDREA RECHENBURG,2 JONATHAN E. SUK,1 CHRISTOPH HÖSER,2 CHRISTIANE SCHREIBER,2 and THOMAS KISTEMANN2 Future Threats and Determinants Section, Scientific Advice Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stockholm, Sweden Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Medical Geography and(More)
The authors extracted from the PubMed and ScienceDirect bibliographic databases all articles published between 1998 and 2009 that were relevant to climate change and foodand waterborne diseases. Any material within each article that provided information about a relevant pathogen and its relationship with climate and climate change was summarized as a key(More)
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are regarded as one of the most effective strategies to prevent malaria in Africa. This study analyses the use and quality of nets owned by households in an area of high net coverage. A structured questionnaire on ownership and use of nets was administered to the households of individuals sampled from a local health centre in(More)
This paper presents an application of a geographical information system (GIS) in the field of research of drinking water epidemiology. A retrospective study regarding gastrointestinal infections was carried out in the Rhine-Berg District (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), which is characterised by different drinking water supply structures. The main(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed interactions between human beings and their immediate micro-ecological environment with regard to malaria transmission at the household level. METHODS Malaria cases and their controls were sampled from a local health care facility. A spot check of potential risk factors for malaria around the subjects' dwelling places was(More)
Water-related infections constitute an important health impact world-wide. A set of tools serving for Microbial Risk Assessment (MRA) of waterborne diseases should comprise the entire drinking-water management system and take into account the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept which provides specific Critical Control Points (CCPs)(More)
In the Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam about 5.7 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 10 million people in rural areas live without adequate sanitation. Between May and August, 2007 a survey was carried out in An Bin, a peri-urban ward in the Mekong Delta, to gain insight into water, sanitation and health as well as to health-related(More)
Regarding the health effects of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and their decomposition products (particularly vinyl chloride (VC)) under chronic low-dose exposure, VOC groundwater contaminations are seen to be an ongoing public health issue. This article presents results of a long-term investigation surveying VOC and VC groundwater contamination upstream(More)