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Connections between animal waste, water quality and human health

Animal waste, water quality and human health--how are they all connected?

Rob Atwill, director of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's Western Institute for Food  Safety and Security (WIFSS), and Xunde Li, a WIFSS researcher, collaborated with the World Health Organization and numerous international scientists to recently publish Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health.

The book contains a detailed compilation of scientific information regarding leading waterborne zoonoses from livestock populations, practical intervention strategies to mitigate these risks, human exposure and microbial risk assessment, along with information on regulating water quality using bacterial indicators.

The book can be downloaded free from WHO at the following site: www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publications/2012/animal_waste/en/index.html


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Leading Veterinary Medicine, Addressing Societal Needs: The School of Veterinary Medicine serves the people of California by providing educational, research, clinical service, and public service programs of the highest quality to advance the health and care of animals, the environment, and the public, and to contribute to the economy. For further information, visit http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/.