The microbiology of urban UK floodwaters and a quantitative microbial risk assessment of flooding and gastrointestinal illness

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The microbiology of urban UK floodwaters and a quantitative microbial risk assessment of flooding and gastrointestinal illness. / Fewtrell, L.; Kay, D.; Watkins, J.; Davies, C.; Francis, C.

Yn: Journal of Flood Risk Management, Cyfrol 4, Rhif 2, 06.2011, t. 77-87.

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Fewtrell, L. ; Kay, D. ; Watkins, J. ; Davies, C. ; Francis, C. / The microbiology of urban UK floodwaters and a quantitative microbial risk assessment of flooding and gastrointestinal illness. Yn: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 2011 ; Cyfrol 4, Rhif 2. tt. 77-87.

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