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Record nummer 2280337
Titel artikel “Sickenin’ in the rain” – increased risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory infections after urban pluvial flooding in a population-based cross-sectional study in the Netherlands
Auteur(s) Mulder, A.C. ; Pijnacker, R. ; Man, H. de ; Kassteele, J. van de ; Pelt, W. van ; Mughini-Gras, L. ; Franz, E.
Tijdschrifttitel BMC infectious diseases
Deel(Jaar)Nummer 19(2019)377
Paginering 1 - 12
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Publicatie type Artikel
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Climate change is expected to increase the chance of extreme rainfall events in the Northern Hemisphere and herewith, there is an increased chance of urban pluvial flooding. Urban pluvial flooding often consists of street flooding and/or flooding of combined sewerage systems, leading to contamination of the floodwater with several gastrointestinal and/or respiratory pathogens. An increase in flooding events therefore pose a health risk to those exposed to urban floodwater. We studied the association between exposure to pluvial floodwater and acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and acute respiratory infection (ARI).
Betrokken instanties Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)
Universiteit Utrecht
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