Occurrence and potential health risk of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in different water catchments in Belgium.

@article{Ehsan2015OccurrenceAP,
  title={Occurrence and potential health risk of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in different water catchments in Belgium.},
  author={Amimul M. Ehsan and Thomas Geurden and Stijn Casaert and Jef Paulussen and Lut De Coster and Toon Schoemaker and Rachel Chalmers and Grietje Grit and Jozef Vercruysse and Edwin Claerebout},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2015},
  volume={187 2},
  pages={6}
}
Human wastewater and livestock can contribute to contamination of surface water with Cryptosporidium and Giardia. In countries where a substantial proportion of drinking water is produced from surface water, e.g., Belgium, this poses a constant threat on drinking water safety. Our objective was to monitor the presence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in different water catchment sites in Belgium and to discriminate between (oo)cysts from human or animal origin using genotyping. Monthly samples… CONTINUE READING