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Giardia and risk

Michael Casteel Arhat at gnn.com
Thu Mar 28 10:31:23 EST 1996

Somebody, anybody tell me what you think. Using Giardia lamblia as 
an example, do you think that risk of exposure to this organism has 
decreased since the 1960s due to an increase in our knowledge of 
the biology, control/prevention measures (i.e., water treatement 
processes), etc. that we have gained since that time? That is, 
would risk be inversely proportional to knowledge of the risk? What 
I am interested in is if you think there is a relationship between 
the two. If there is, do other factors, such as socioeconomic ones, 
make a possible relationship insignificant? I hope Dr. C. Haas 
reads this and responds.

Michael J. Casteel
Arhat at gnn.com; 30MCasteel at sophia.sph.unc.edu
Dept. of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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