Human Viruses in Water: Perspectives in Medical Virology

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Elsevier, Nov 7, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 306 pages
This book provides overviews and updates on basic research, diagnosis, epidemiology, and public health on enteric viruses, as well as on treatment and intervention to prevent their waterborne transmission. Data are presented and interpreted by leading researchers in the field in 13 chapters. An essential resource for virologists, epidemiologists, medical and public health professionals, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists at various levels of their careers.

Key Topics Include:
* Ecology of enteric viruses
* Intervention measures from risk assessment to virus disinfection practices
* Cutting edge technology on procedures for virus detection and monitoring in water and the water environment
* Quality assurance and quality control measures in water virology
* Legal regulations regarding viruses in the environment
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Overview of HealthRelated Water Virology
1
Chapter 2 Waterborne Gastroenteritis Viruses
27
Chapter 3 Enteric Hepatitis Viruses
39
Chapter 4 Enteroviruses with Special Reference to Poliovirus and Poliomyelitis Eradication
69
Chapter 5 Virus Occurrence and Survival in the Environmental Waters
91
Chapter 6 Virus Removal During Drinking Water Treatment
109
Chapter 7 Global Supply of VirusSafe Drinking Water
127
Assessing the Risks
163
Chapter 9 The Detection of Waterborne Viruses
177
Chapter 10 Viruses in Shellfish
205
Chapter 11 Indicators of Waterborne Enteric Viruses
227
Chapter 12 Quality Control Environmental Monitoring and Regulations
251
Chapter 13 Recent Advances and Future Needs in Environmental Virology
259
List of Contributors
285
Index
289
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