Are microbial indicators and pathogens correlated? A statistical analysis of 40 years of research.

@article{Wu2011AreMI,
  title={Are microbial indicators and pathogens correlated? A statistical analysis of 40 years of research.},
  author={Jian-Yong Wu and Sharon C. Long and Dhanjit Kumar Das and Sarah Dorner},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={265-78}
}
Indicator organisms are used to assess public health risk in recreational waters, to highlight periods of challenge to drinking water treatment plants, and to determine the effectiveness of treatment and the quality of distributed water. However, many have questioned their efficacy for indicating pathogen risk. Five hundred and forty cases representing independent indicator-pathogen correlations were obtained from the literature for the period 1970-2009. The data were analyzed to assess factors… CONTINUE READING

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