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Safety - Disease Prevention

Wastewater operators are exposed to various pathogens in the sewage their plants treat.  Consider handwashing, gloves, clothing, goggles, respirators, immunizations.

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Recommended Immunizations and Immunoglobulins for Wastewater Treatment Personnel

Disease Prophylaxis
Diphtheria

Diphtheria toxoid

Influenza Vaccination
Hepatitis A Immunoglobulin (after exposure)
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Paratyphoid Vaccination
Tetanus Tetanus toxoid and tenatus immunoglobulin
Typhoid Vaccination

 

 

Wastewater Parasites and Pathogens of Concern

Group Example Disease

Virus

Enterovirus

Hepatitis A

Gastrointestinal disorders

Hepatitis

Bacteria

Leptospira interrogans

Salmonella typhi

Leptospirosis

Typhoid fever

Fungi

Aspergillus fumigatus

Candida albicans

Respiratory tract disorders

Skin disorders

Protozoa

Entamoeba histolytica

Giardia Lamblia

Amebiasis

Giardiasis

Flatworms

Taenia solium

Vampirolepis nana

Pork tapeworm

Dwarf tapeworm

Roundworms

Ascaris lumbicoides

Necator americanus

Roundworm disease

Hookworm disease