Long-term survival of human rotavirus in raw and treated river water.

@article{Raphael1985LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term survival of human rotavirus in raw and treated river water.},
  author={R A Raphael and Syed A Sattar and Victoria Springthorpe},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={124-8}
}
This study was aimed at assessing the role of water as a vehicle for rotavirus spread by determining how well these viruses survive in the water environment. A cell culture adapted strain of human rotavirus subgroup 2, grown in MA-104 cells, was used as a model. Virus survival was tested in the following types of water samples, derived from the Ottawa River, at two different times of the year: (i) raw water (RW), (ii) muncipally treated tap water (TW), and (iii) raw water that had been filtered… CONTINUE READING