Human Viruses in Water

Human Viruses in Water

Perspectives in Medical Virology

1st Edition - October 3, 2007

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  • Author: Albert Bosch
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521576
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553276

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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 Features

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


Virologists, epidemiologists, medical professionals, public health professionals

Table of Contents

  • Overview of health-related water virology
    Waterborne gastroenteritis viruses
    Enteric hepatitis viruses
    Enteroviruses with special reference to poliovirus and poliomyelitis eradication
    Virus occurrence and survival in environmental waters
    Virus removal in water treatments
    Global supply of virus safe drinking water
    Waterborne Viruses: Assessing the Risks
    The Detection of Waterborne Viruses
    Viruses in shellfish
    Indicators of waterborne enteric viruses
    Quality control, environmental monitoring and regulations
    Recent advances and future needs in environmental virology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: October 3, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521576
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553276

About the Author

Albert Bosch

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Microbiology, School of Biology, Barcelona, Spain

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