Potential role of fomites in the vehicular transmission of human astroviruses.

@article{Abad2001PotentialRO,
  title={Potential role of fomites in the vehicular transmission of human astroviruses.},
  author={F. Xavier Abad and Cristina Villena and Susana Guix and S. S{\'a}nchez Caballero and Rosa Maria Ferreiro Pinto and Albert Bosch},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={3904-7}
}
The persistence of human astroviruses dried on representative porous (paper) and nonporous (china) surfaces was investigated. Long-term astrovirus survival on fomites was monitored by an integrated cell culture-reverse transcription-PCR procedure. Viruses were applied to inanimate surfaces in the presence and absence of fecal material, and their survival was assayed at 4 and 20 degrees C with high relative humidity. Astroviruses exhibited a notable persistence when dried on porous and nonporous… CONTINUE READING