Surveillance for Waterborne Disease Outbreaks, United States, 2015-2017 Aubrey Gilliland, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Additional Authors: Allison D. Miller, Sarah Collier, John Person, Jessica C. Smith, Michele Hlavsa, Katharine Benedict, Jennifer R. Cope, Virginia A. Roberts This investigation reports the outbreak burden of waterborne disease in the United States from 2015-2017 from data reported by states via the web-based surveillance platform National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Effectiveness of Delivering Household Water Filters Using Community Hygiene Clubs in Rwanda: A Cluster RCT Sabrina Haque, Emory University Additional Authors: Miles Kirby, Alemayehu Gebremariam, Getachew Tessema, Evan Thomas, Thomas Clasen Similar household water treatment technologies have been tested and shown effective in the context of highly-intensive implementation strategies or within one-time implementation campaigns that cannot guarantee sustained service delivery. This is one of the first studies to test the effectiveness of water filters in the context of community hygiene clubs, a routine service model used for scaling WASH interventions in a number of LMICs.
Investigating Antibiotic Resistant E. coli in Drinking Water in Bekasi, Indonesia Gracie Hornsby, North Carolina State University Additional Authors: Jeremy Lowe, Gita Lestari Putri, Tim Foster, Juliet Willetts, Angela Harris Using IDEXX to culture and enumerate E. coli in environmental samples is well-validated and widely accepted, but adapting the IDEXX Quanti-Tray system to enumerate antibiotic resistant organisms is a relatively novel approach which has not been widely tested or validated. This system has the potential to bolster global monitoring of antibiotic resistant organisms, particularly in technology-restricted settings.