Human Viruses in Water

Perspectives in Medical Virology


  • Albert Bosch, Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, Barcelona, Spain

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.
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Virologists, epidemiologists, medical professionals, public health professionals


Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52157-6

Table of Contents

Overview of health-related water virologyWaterborne gastroenteritis virusesEnteric hepatitis virusesEnteroviruses with special reference to poliovirus and poliomyelitis eradicationVirus occurrence and survival in environmental watersVirus removal in water treatmentsGlobal supply of virus safe drinking waterWaterborne Viruses: Assessing the RisksThe Detection of Waterborne VirusesViruses in shellfishIndicators of waterborne enteric virusesQuality control, environmental monitoring and regulationsRecent advances and future needs in environmental virology