Monitoring the hepatitis A virus in urban wastewater from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  title={Monitoring the hepatitis A virus in urban wastewater from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Tatiana Prado and T{\'u}lio Machado Fumian and Marize Pereira Miagostovich and Ana Maria Coimbra Gaspar},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={106 2},
Hepatitis A is a viral disease with a significant public health impact, especially in developing countries. Improvements in sewage services could prevent hepatitis A virus (HAV) dissemination into the environment and minimize the risk of infection. The aim of this study was to monitor HAV for one year in urban sewage samples from the largest wastewater treatment plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to assess environmental contamination with HAV and its dissemination after treatment by an activated… CONTINUE READING
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