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Main Title Occurrence of Viruses in Treated Drinking Water in the United States.
Author Akin, E. W. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/161;
Stock Number PB85-146371
Additional Subjects Viruses ; Potable water ; Enteroviruses ; Occurrence ; Reprints ; Drinking water ; Water pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-146371 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
Health concerns regarding waterborne transmission of enteric viruses began to develop around 1940 in the United States (U.S.) with the isolation of poliovirus from human feces and sewage. The implication of these isolations for the transmission of viral disease through contaminated drinking water stimulated research on methodology for virus detection, recovery and assessment from water. Although virus methods research is still an important area of study, relatively sensitive procedures became available during the past decade for recovering many enteric virus types from large-volume samples of drinking water. Controversy surrounded many of the early reported isolations of viruses from treated drinking water using these procedures due to the suspicion of laboratory contamination.