Viruses and drinking water

Cartwright, R.Y. (1997) Viruses and drinking water. In: Sutcliffe, D.W. (ed.) The microbiological quality of water. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 43-47. (FBA Special Publications,5)

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There is no evidence to indicate that there is a risk of acquiring a virus infection through the consumption of properly treated drinking water, provided the integrity of the distribution system is maintained and there is no post-treatment contamination. The consumption of inadequately treated, untreated or post-treatment contaminated water is, however, associated with a risk of hepatitis A, hepatitis E and viral gastroenteritis. The use of the standard bacterial indicators for water monitoring provides an adequate safeguard against viral contamination.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Viruses and drinking water
Personal Creator/Author:
Cartwright, R.Y.
Title of Book: The microbiological quality of water
Sutcliffe, D.W.
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Special Publications
Number: 5
Page Range: pp. 43-47
Date: 1997
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
ISBN: 0-900386-57-6
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public health; Microbial contamination; Viral diseases; Viruses; Water treatment; Pollution indicators
Subjects: Health
Item ID: 5320
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 12:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:05
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