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Surveillance Summaries
Volume 53, No. SS-8
October 22, 2004

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Surveillance for Waterborne-Disease Outbreaks Associated with
Recreational Water

This summary includes data on waterborne-disease outbreaks (WBDOs) associated with recreational water that occurred during January 2001-December 2002 and on a previously unreported outbreak that occurred in 1998. During 2001-2002, a total
of 65 WBDOs associated with recreational water
were reported by 23 states. These 65 outbreaks caused illness among an estimated 2,536 persons; 61 persons were hospitalized, eight of whom died. This is the largest number of recreational water-associated outbreaks to occur since reporting
began in 1978.
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Surveillance for Waterborne-Disease Outbreaks Associated with Drinking Water
This summary includes data on waterborne-disease outbreaks (WBDOs) associated with drinking water that occurred during January 2001-December 2002 and on three previously unreported outbreaks that occurred in 2000. During 2001-2002, a total
of 31 WBDOs associated with drinking water were reported by 19 states. These 31 outbreaks caused illness among an estimated 1,020 persons and were linked to seven deaths.
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