Human enteric viruses in groundwater indicate offshore transport of human sewage to coral reefs of the Upper Florida Keys.

@article{Futch2010HumanEV,
  title={Human enteric viruses in groundwater indicate offshore transport of human sewage to coral reefs of the Upper Florida Keys.},
  author={J Carrie Futch and Dale Warren Griffin and Erin K Lipp},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={964-74}
}
To address the issue of human sewage reaching corals along the main reef of the Florida Keys, samples were collected from surface water, groundwater and coral [surface mucopolysaccharide layers (SML)] along a 10 km transect near Key Largo, FL. Samples were collected semi-annually between July 2003 and September 2005 and processed for faecal indicator bacteria (faecal coliform bacteria, enterococci and Clostridium perfringens) and human-specific enteric viruses (enterovirus RNA and adenovirus… CONTINUE READING