Viruses in Nondisinfected Drinking Water from Municipal Wells and Community Incidence of Acute Gastrointestinal Illness

@inproceedings{Borchardt2012VirusesIN,
  title={Viruses in Nondisinfected Drinking Water from Municipal Wells and Community Incidence of Acute Gastrointestinal Illness},
  author={Mark A. Borchardt and Susan K. Spencer and Burney A. Kieke and Elisabetta Lambertini and Frank J. Loge},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Groundwater supplies for drinking water are frequently contaminated with low levels of human enteric virus genomes, yet evidence for waterborne disease transmission is lacking. OBJECTIVES We related quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-measured enteric viruses in the tap water of 14 Wisconsin communities supplied by nondisinfected groundwater to acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) incidence. METHODS AGI incidence was estimated from health diaries completed weekly by… CONTINUE READING

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