New 3rd Edition: Procedures to Investigate Waterborne Illness
The Third Edition of Procedures to Investigate Waterborne Illness has just been published by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).
Written by a team of international experts, many from Canada, this third edition is a guide to public health personnel or teams that investigate reports of alleged waterborne illness. The manual is based on epidemiologic principles and investigative techniques that have been found effective in determining causal factors of disease incidence.
The guidelines are presented in the sequence usually followed during investigations and are organized so that an investigator can easily find the information in any phase of an investigation.
This edition has been extensively updated since 1996 (second edition). A section has been added on water not intended for drinking as a source of illness. The chapter on "collection and analysis of data" has been significantly expanded. The book is designed to improve the quality of investigation outbreaks and disease surveillance.
Copies are available through the IAFP (https://www.foodprotection.org/publications/other-publications/).
The cost is $23.95 members and government agencies / $29.95 non-members (Presumably US $)