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Authors: Jeffrey Griffiths, M.D., David Gute, Ph.D.

Biology of Water and Health
Tufts University

1. Session 2: Waterborne Diseases - Readings/Resources

  • Black RE, Morris SS, Bryce J. Where and why are 10 million children dying every year? Lancet. 2003;361(9376):2226-2234.

  • Thapar N, Sanderson IR. Diarrhoea in children: An interface between developing and developed countries. Lancet. 2004;363(9409):641-653

  • Sack DA, Sack RB, Nair GB, Siddique AK. Cholera. Lancet. 2004;363(9404):223-233.

  • Luby SP, Agboatwalla M, Feikin DR, et al. Effect of handwashing on child health: A randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2005;366(9481):225-233.

  • Naumova EN, Egorov AI, Morris RD, Griffiths JK. The elderly and waterborne cryptosporidium infection: Gastroenteritis hospitalizations before and during the 1993 milwaukee outbreak. Emerg Infect Dis. 2003;9(4):418-425.

  • Naumova EN, Jagai JS, Matyas B, DeMaria A,Jr, MacNeill IB, Griffiths JK. Seasonality in six enterically transmitted diseases and ambient temperature. Epidemiol Infect. 2007;135(2):281-292.

  • Naumova EN, Christodouleas J, Hunter PR, Syed Q. Effect of precipitation on seasonal variability in cryptosporidiosis recorded by the north west england surveillance system in 1990-1999. J Water Health. 2005;3(2):185-196.

  • The CDC’s Schistosomiasis web page (Parasitic Disease Information). Available at

  • Bica I, Hamer DH, Stadecker MJ. Hepatic schistosomiasis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2000;14(3):583-604, viii.

  • Danso-Appiah A, De Vlas SJ, Bosompem KM, Habbema JD. Determinants of health-seeking behaviour for schistosomiasis-related symptoms in the context of integrating schistosomiasis control within the regular health services in ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2004;9(7):784-794.

  • Ali SH. A socio-ecological autopsy of the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in walkerton, ontario, canada. Soc Sci Med. 2004;58(12):2601-2612.

1.1. Schistosomiasis Optional Readings

  • Chitsulo L, Engels D, Montresor A, Savioli L. The global status of schistosomiasis and its control. Acta Trop. 2000;77(1):41-51.

  • Steinmann P, Keiser J, Bos R, Tanner M, Utzinger J. Schistosomiasis and water resources development: Systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimates of people at risk. Lancet Infect Dis. 2006;6(7):411-425.

  • Utzinger J, Zhou XN, Chen MG, Bergquist R. Conquering schistosomiasis in china: The long march. Acta Trop. 2005;96(2-3):69-96.