Waterborne pathogens: why is their profile changing?

Date: September 24th, 2020 | Time: 10:30 am PST

Speaker: Prof. Syed A Sattar, Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology, Canada

Objectives:

– Evaluate the importance of potable and recreational waters as vehicles for infectious agents – Identify major classes of waterborne pathogens
– Discuss the impact of ongoing demographic and climatic changes on the ability of water to spread pathogens
– Analyze increasing fresh water shortages and its impact on hygiene
– Discuss water-based biofilms as sources of opportunistic pathogens
– Provide examples of successes and failures
– Identify future prospects

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