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What's in Wastewater: Bacteria, Virus & Parasite Pathogens, Plus Their Genes

  • 06 Feb 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

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What is in Wastewater:  Bacteria, Virus & Parasite Pathogens, Plus Their Genes - What We Know and Need to Know BetterPresented by Mark Sobsey, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, UNC-CH.
 

Human and animal wastewater contains high concentrations of bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can cause waterborne diseases in humans via exposure through drinking and recreational waters. Given the diversity of potential pathogens, we rely on fecal indicators to inform us about their presence and potential risks to human health. Historically, fecal indicators were only used to detect and quantify bacteria but similar methods are now being developed to test for viruses and protozoan parasites. Greater use of these additional fecal indicators should be encouraged to better manage human health risks from these pathogens and may be required by future water quality criteria and standards. 

 

         

 

 

Continuing Education Credits:  This forum will provide 1 PDH (professional development hour) credit for professional engineers and surveyors, contingent upon board approval.

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Luncheon location:  Jane S. McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC


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