Varvara Mouchtouri

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Affiliation: University of Thessaly
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Water Safety Plan on cruise ships: a promising tool to prevent waterborne diseases
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Sci Total Environ 429:199-205. 2012
  2. pmc Surveillance study of vector species on board passenger ships, risk factors related to infestations
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:100. 2008
  3. pmc Hygiene inspections on passenger ships in Europe - an overview
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 10:122. 2010
  4. pmc Management of environmental health issues for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: is enhanced integrated environmental health surveillance needed in every day routine operation?
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    University of Thessaly, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 6:306. 2006
  5. pmc Methodological aspects of a GIS-based environmental health inspection program used in the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:93. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint EU legislation on food and potable water safety which could be potentially applied on board ferries and cruise ships: a comparison with US legislation
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    Department of Agriculture Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 50:533-66. 2010
  7. pmc Elevated bathing-associated disease risks despite certified water quality: a cohort study
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1548-65. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Standardized inspections of food premises during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: descriptive analysis and risk factors for unsatisfactory results
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakiriazi Str, 41222 Larissa, Greece
    J Food Prot 71:1632-40. 2008
  9. pmc Waterborne diseases prevention: evaluation of inspection scoring system for water sites according to water microbiological tests during the Athens 2004 pre-Olympic and Olympic period
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    University of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Larisa, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:829-35. 2006
  10. pmc Risk factors for contamination of hotel water distribution systems by Legionella species
    Varvara Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakiriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1489-92. 2007

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Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Water Safety Plan on cruise ships: a promising tool to prevent waterborne diseases
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Sci Total Environ 429:199-205. 2012
    ..The World Health Organization suggests a Water Safety Plan (WSP) as the best approach to mitigate risks and hazards such as Legionella spp. and others...
  2. pmc Surveillance study of vector species on board passenger ships, risk factors related to infestations
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 8:100. 2008
    ..Pest species, ship areas facilitating infestations, and different risk factors related to infestations were identified in 21 ferries...
  3. pmc Hygiene inspections on passenger ships in Europe - an overview
    Varvara A Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 10:122. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Management of environmental health issues for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: is enhanced integrated environmental health surveillance needed in every day routine operation?
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    University of Thessaly, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 6:306. 2006
    ..The potential for permanent implementation of the program was examined...
  5. pmc Methodological aspects of a GIS-based environmental health inspection program used in the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    BMC Public Health 5:93. 2005
    ..In this study, GIS technology was used to help county departments of Public Health to implement environmental health surveillance for the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para Olympic Games...
  6. ncbi request reprint EU legislation on food and potable water safety which could be potentially applied on board ferries and cruise ships: a comparison with US legislation
    Ioannis S Arvanitoyannis
    Department of Agriculture Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 50:533-66. 2010
    ..Moreover, food and water related hazards, not currently covered by EU legislation, were assessed together with US legislation and other guidelines for cruise ships...
  7. pmc Elevated bathing-associated disease risks despite certified water quality: a cohort study
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:1548-65. 2012
    ..These results suggest that risk assessments of recreational seawaters should not only focus on bacteriological water quality criteria...
  8. ncbi request reprint Standardized inspections of food premises during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: descriptive analysis and risk factors for unsatisfactory results
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakiriazi Str, 41222 Larissa, Greece
    J Food Prot 71:1632-40. 2008
    ..Future inspections by Public Health Authorities should involve elements of audit after the legislation for the application of HACCP principles...
  9. pmc Waterborne diseases prevention: evaluation of inspection scoring system for water sites according to water microbiological tests during the Athens 2004 pre-Olympic and Olympic period
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    University of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Larisa, Greece
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:829-35. 2006
    ..To evaluate the inspection grading system for water sites implemented during the Athens 2004 Olympic inspection programme...
  10. pmc Risk factors for contamination of hotel water distribution systems by Legionella species
    Varvara Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakiriazi Str, Larissa 41222, Greece
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:1489-92. 2007
    ..23, 95% CI=1.52 to 6.87), and with the presence of an independent disinfection system (OR=0.30, 95% CI=0.15 to 0.62). The same water temperatures, free-chlorine levels, and pHs differently affect the survival of various Legionella spp...
  11. doi request reprint Analysis of seawater microbiological quality data in Greece from 1997 to 2006: association of risk factors with bacterial indicators
    Panagiotis Papastergiou
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa 41221, Greece
    J Water Health 7:514-26. 2009
    ..Such parameters should be further investigated as predetermining factors for the assessment of beach bathing water quality, providing a timely indication of water risk assessment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Thermal disinfection of hotels, hospitals, and athletic venues hot water distribution systems contaminated by Legionella species
    Varvara Mouchtouri
    Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
    Am J Infect Control 35:623-7. 2007
    ..4 95% CI=0.2-0.8). Thermal disinfection seems not to be efficient enough to eliminate legionellae, unless repeatedly applied and in combination with extended heat flushing, and faucets chlorine disinfection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mass gathering preparedness: the experience of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Para-Olympic Games
    Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Medical School, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Greece
    J Environ Health 67:52-7. 2005
    ..The Olympic Games are a difficult assignment that demands extensive planning, appropriate resources, and timely reporting and coordination among the various public health agencies...