Waterborne infections and Public Health impacts (Master thesis)

Καραβασίλη, Νικολέττα

Introduction: Water for human consumption must be harmless to human health, free of pathogenic micro-organisms and dangerous substances. Quality control has helped eliminate waterborne infections and for safer water consumption. Aim: To investigate all the microbiological and physiochemical properties of the water of the Regional Unit of Epirus and the bottled water of the Bottling Industries of Epirus 1 and 2 between the years 2013-2018. Methods: Record of the microbiological and physiochemical properties of the water through the records of the Water and Food Hygiene Unit for the years 2013-2018. Results: From data recording it appeared that for the Common aerobic and Total Coliforms at 22°C and 37°C the number of samples in the summer period (n: 43) was increased, compared to the winter (n: 31). For E. coli the highest median of 4.5816cfu/100mL, Std. Deviation (SD) 5,55596 was recorded in summer period, as for Enterococci: Mean 2.4513cfu/100mL, SD 3,17493, p= 0.022. Regarding Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Mean elevations of 11.9667 cfu/100mL, SD 63,85246 were seen in the winter period, as opposed to Clostridium Perfringens, which shows an increased summer period of 0.1479 cfu/100mL, SD 0,37796. Legionella spp is limited to zero results in the winter sampling period (n: 25). The comparative analysis per year for the water supply network showed statistically significant results for three microorganisms: Total Coliforms (p= 0.001), E. coli (p= 0.021), Fecal Enterococci (p= 0.001). For the refugee camps, there was not a statistically significant difference between pathogens per year, Total coliforms, TMF 22°C, TMF 37°C, Fecal Streptococci, E. coli, Fecal Enterococci (p= 0.847, vs p= 0.904, vs p= 0,813, vs p= 0.760, vs p= 0.802 vs p= 0.883). Conclusions: Control procedures and appropriate action are necessary to identify the hazards in the water supply system in order to protect Public Health.
Alternative title / Subtitle: αξιολόγηση ποιοτικών ιδιοτήτων των υδάτων, με έμφαση στους δυνητικά παθογόνους μικροοργανισμούς ως δείκτες καταλληλότητας
assessing water quality properties, with emphasis on potential pathogenic microorganisms as indicators of suitability
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Subject classification: Υδατογενείς λοιμώξεις
Keywords: Υδατογενείς λοιμώξεις,Δημόσια υγεία,Ποιοτικές ιδιότητες υδάτων,Παθογόνοι μικροοργανισμοι,Waterborne infections,Public health,Water quality properties,Pathogenic microorganisms
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/29425
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