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Chlorination and pH of drinking water do not correlate with rates of melioidosis in the Northern Territory, Australia

Cheng, Allen C., Mayo, Mark J., Gal, Daniel and Currie, Bart J. (2003). Chlorination and pH of drinking water do not correlate with rates of melioidosis in the Northern Territory, Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,97(5):511-512.

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Title Chlorination and pH of drinking water do not correlate with rates of melioidosis in the Northern Territory, Australia
Author Cheng, Allen C.
Mayo, Mark J.
Gal, Daniel
Currie, Bart J.
Journal Name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Publication Date 2003
Volume Number 97
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0035-9203   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 511
End Page 512
Total Pages 2
Place of Publication Oxford
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research 0605 - Microbiology
1108 - Medical Microbiology
1117 - Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Prompted by 2 outbreaks of melioidosis with fatalities linked to culture-positive drinking water, we theorized that there may be a correlation between low drinking water pH or lack of chlorination and the rate of melioidosis in rural communities in tropical Australia. However, following adjustment for rainfall, such associations were not apparent in a multivariate regression model.
Keywords Australia
Chlorination
melioidosis
Northern Territory
Water
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0035-9203(03)80009-3   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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