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Development of Molecular Methods to Detect Emerging Viruses

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Abstract:A large number of human enteric viruses are known to cause gastrointestinal illness and waterborne outbreaks. Many of these are emerging viruses that do not grow or grow poorly in cell culture and so molecular detectoin methods based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) are being developed. Current studies focus on detecting two virus groups, the caliciviruses and the hepatitis E virus strains, both of which have been found to cause significant outbraks via contaminated drinking water. Once developed, these methods will be used to collect occurrence data for risk assessment studies.
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Citation:Grimm, A. C., C. Newport, and G. S. Fout. Development of Molecular Methods to Detect Emerging Viruses. Presented at ORD/Regional Training Workshop on "Emerging Issues" Associated with Aquatic Enviornmental Pathogens, Ft. Meade, MD, September 5-7, 2001.
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Contact: Mary P. O'Bryant - (919)-541-4871 or obriant.mary@epa.gov
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Division: Microbiological & Chemical Exposure Assessment Division
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Branch: Biohazard Assessment Research Branch
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 09/05/2001
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Bullet Item Establish and Standardize Methodology for Detection of Waterborne Viruses from Human Sources
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