Human enteric viruses in polluted water

  • V. C. Rao
  • J. L. Melnick
Part of the Aspects of Microbiology book series (volume 1)


Over 120 different viruses are excreted in human feces and urine, find their way into sewage, and become water pollutants. They are listed in Table 1 together with diseases that they cause. The term ‘enteric virus’ is applied to any viruses disseminated by the fecal route. They are divided into several groups, based on morphological, physical, chemical and antigenic differences.


Enteric Virus Hepatitis Delta Virus African Green Monkey Kidney Norwalk Virus Paralytic Poliomyelitis 
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© V. C Rao and J. L. Melnick 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. C. Rao
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. L. Melnick
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Virology and EpidemiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.WHO Collaborating Center for Virus Reference and ResearchBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.National Environmental Engineering Research InstituteNagpurIndia

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