volume 40, issue 14, P2787-2795 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.04.025
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Muriel Lepesteur, Arthur J. McComb, Susan A. Moore

Abstract: With the development of coastal areas, microbial water quality is an emerging public health issue though few studies have focused on risks according to age. A survey was undertaken of faecal contamination in relation to recreational activities in the Peel Harvey estuarine system, Western Australia. Levels of exposure to contaminated water were estimated though social surveys. Follow-up was also conducted to estimate the incidence of disease associated with bathing in the estuary. Pathogen levels exceeded the g…

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