For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
Public water supplies are treated to kill any organisms that could make you sick, but waterborne viruses, bacteria and parasites continue to cause illness and even death in the U.S. A panel talks about how giardia, cryptosporidium, E. coli and other nasty "bugs" still plague Americans, and what’s being done about it.
- Dennis Juranek of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- David Parenti infectious disease physician at George Washington University Medical Center
- Steve Schaub of the Environmental Protection Agency
- Dennis Lang of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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