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The Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment studies the occurrence, fate and transport, and health effects of human and agricultural zoonotic pathogens in the environment. LIDE is an interagency collaborative effort between the USGS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service that conducts research to inform decision makers and advance scientific knowledge.

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Molecular and culture analysis methods are paired with sampling capabilities across environmental matrices to address a wide range of questions and problems.

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Year Published: 2019

Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE)

The Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE) studies the occurrence, fate and transport, and health effects of human and agricultural zoonotic pathogens in the environment. The LIDE is an interagency collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service that...

Stokdyk, Joel P.; Bruce, Jennifer L.; Burch, Tucker R.; Spencer, Susan K.; Firnstahl, Aaron; Borchardt, Mark A.
Stokdyk, J.P., Bruce, J.L,, Burch, T.R., Spencer, S.K., Firnstahl, A.D., and Borchardt, M.A., 2019, Laboratory for Infectious Disease and the Environment (LIDE): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018-3079, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183079.

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Cryptosporidium incidence and surface water influence of groundwater supplying public water systems in Minnesota, USA

Regulations for public water systems (PWS) in the U.S. consider Cryptosporidium a microbial contaminant of surface water supplies. Ground- water is assumed free of Cryptosporidium unless surface water is entering supply wells. We determined the incidence of Cryptosporidium in PWS wells varying in surface water influence. Community and noncommunity...

Stokdyk, Joel P.; Spencer, Susan K.; Walsh, James F. ; de Lambert, Jane R.; Fimstahl, Aaron D.; Anderson, Anita C.; Rezania, Lih-in W.; Borchardt, Mark A.

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Automated time-series measurement of microbial concentrations in groundwater-derived water supplies

Fecal contamination by human and animal pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and protozoa, is a potential human health hazard, especially with regards to drinking water. Pathogen occurrence in groundwater varies considerably in space and time, which can be difficult to characterize as sampling typically requires hundreds of liters of water to...

Owens, David W.; Hunt, Randall J.; Firnstahl, Aaron; Muldoon, Maureen A.; Borchardt, Mark A.