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Main Title Viral Antibodies in Agricultural Populations Exposed to Aerosols from Wastewater Irrigation during a Viral Disease Outbreak.
Author Fattal, B. ; Margalith, M. ; Shuval, H. I. ; Wax, Y. ; Morag, A. ;
CORP Author Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (Israel).;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-806416; EPA/600/J-87/125;
Stock Number PB88-144332
Additional Subjects Aerosols ; Antibodies ; Viruses ; ECHO viruses ; Enteroviruses ; Hepatitis viruses ; Chickenpox ; Viral diseases ; Waste water ; Sprinkler irrigation ; Irrigation ; Microorganisms ; Contaminants ; Farms ; Epidemiology ; Ponds ; Israel ; Reprints ; Viral ; Varicella-zoster virus ; Disease outbreaks ; Pollutants
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NTIS  PB88-144332 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
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Abstract
The presence of antibodies to eight enteroviruses (ecovirus types 4, 7, and 9, coxsackievirus types A9, B1, B3, B4 and hepatitis A virus (HAY)) and Varicella-zoster virus was determined during a two-year period, 1980/1981 in paired blood samples of 777 persons in selected agricultural communities (kibbutzim) in Israel. These communities were divided into several categories on the basis of wastewater utilization for sprinkler irrigation and/or fishponds. Among the nine viral antibodies studied, there was a consistent and significant excess of antibodies against Echovirus 4 only, particularly in the 0-5 year-old age group, in kibbutzim which had been exposed to aerosols from sprinkler irrigation with partially treated wastewater from nearby towns. (Copyright (c) 1987 by The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.)