Comparative inactivation of enteroviruses and adenovirus 2 by UV light.

  title={Comparative inactivation of enteroviruses and adenovirus 2 by UV light.},
  author={Charles P Gerba and Dawn M Gramos and Nena Nwachuku},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={68 10},
The doses of UV irradiation necessary to inactivate selected enteric viruses on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contaminant Candidate List were determined. Three-log reductions of echovirus 1, echovirus 11, coxsackievirus B3, coxsackievirus B5, poliovirus 1, and human adenovirus type 2 were effected by doses of 25, 20.5, 24.5, 27, 23, and 119 mW/cm(2), respectively. Human adenovirus type 2 is the most UV light-resistant enteric virus reported to date. 


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