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Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment
This paper presents a meta-analysis of 120 databases relating to Microbial Agents and Their Transmission and their Transmission and the Dose-Response Assessment that were generated during the preparation of this study. Expand
Applied and theoretical aspects of virus adsorption to surfaces.
  • C. Gerba
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Advances in applied microbiology
  • 1984
This chapter highlights how the current understanding of the mechanisms and factors influencing virus adsorption can be used to interpret and control virus behavior in the environment. Expand
Risk of Waterborne Illness Via Drinking Water in the United States
The quality of drinking water in the United States is among the best in the world; however, waterborne disease outbreaks continue to occur, and many more cases of endemic illness are estimated.Expand
Inactivation of Feline Calicivirus and Adenovirus Type 40 by UV Radiation
If FCV is an adequate surrogate for human caliciviruses, then their inactivation by UV radiation is similar to those of other single-stranded RNA enteric viruses, such as poliovirus. Expand
Comparative surface‐to‐hand and fingertip‐to‐mouth transfer efficiency of gram‐positive bacteria, gram‐negative bacteria, and phage
The highest bacteral transfer rates from fomites to the hands were seen with the hard, non‐porous surfaces, and transfer of bacteria from the fingertip to the lip is similar to that observed from hard surfaces to hands. Expand
Comparative Inactivation of Enteroviruses and Adenovirus 2 by UV Light
The doses of UV irradiation necessary to inactivate selected enteric viruses on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contaminant Candidate List were determined and human adenovirus type 2 is the most UV light-resistant enteric virus reported to date. Expand
Bacteriophage adsorption during transport through porous media: chemical perturbations and reversibility
In a series of seven column experiments, attachment of the bacteriophage PRD-1 and MS-2 to silica beads at pH's 5.0-5.5 was at least partially reversible; however, release of attached phage was slowExpand
Fate of Wastewater Bacteria and Viruses in Soil
Bacterial survival in soil is affected by moisture content, temperature, organic matter, and antagonism by soil microflora. In most instances the survival of bacterial pathogens in the soil is lessExpand
Waterborne rotavirus: A risk assessment
Analysis indicates that significant risks of disease could result for drinking and recreational waters in which rotavirus has been detected, and the major limitation in assessing the risks of waterborne rotaviral infections at present is the lack of data on its occurrence in water and the potential for human exposure. Expand