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The Sydney water incident: July-September 1998 Volume 9 Issue 8-9

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Recent events in Sydney have highlighted the difficulties of understanding and managing the risks posed by the water-borne parasites, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Here we present a brief history from a health perspective of what followed the detection of these parasites at very high levels in treated drinking water and some preliminary analyses of the search for illness associated with this.