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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) conducted a 1-year community illness study that examined the association between the presence of viruses in drinking water sources and acute gastrointestinal illness in a community. To do this, MDH worked with six randomly selected Minnesota community water utilities to test the drinking water source for viruses weekly from May 2015-April 2016. We also asked people in the six communities to complete weekly surveys about any illness they may have had the week before. Results from the study will be presented.

Trisha Robinson, MN Dept. of Health

Trisha Robinson received her Bachelors of Arts in biology and writing from Drake University and her Masters of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. She has worked as an epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health for over 10 years and is currently the Supervisor of the Waterborne Diseases Unit. Return to Conference Schedule