Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296112
Title:
Occurrence of Enteroviruses in Recreational Areas of Oak Creek, Arizona
Author:
Sing, Shri N.; Rose, Joan B.; Williams, Jerry R.; Heinl, Rhonda M.; Gerba, Charles P.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; Arizona Department of Health Laboratory Services, Phoenix, AZ
Issue Date:
7-Apr-1984
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
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Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
No previous studies have been conducted in the United States on the occurrence of human pathogenic enteric viruses in freshwater recreation areas. Recent epidemiological studies have shown a significant amount of gastroenteritis associated with swimming in recreational waters meeting current bacteriological standards. Evidence also suggests that the observed gastroenteritis has a viral etiology. This study was designed to determine the occurrence of enteroviruses in a heavily used recreational area during the summers of 1982 and 1983. Positively charged Zeta-plus filters were used for collection of virus samples which ranged in size from 67 to 210 gallons. Enteroviruses, including poliovirus type 1, were isolated from several samples. Coliforms and fecal coliform standards for recreational use were exceeded in several samples. It is possible that the presence of enteric viruses in this popular recreational area may be a source of enteric viral disease during the summer months.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOccurrence of Enteroviruses in Recreational Areas of Oak Creek, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSing, Shri N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRose, Joan B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jerry R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHeinl, Rhonda M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGerba, Charles P.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.contributor.departmentArizona Department of Health Laboratory Services, Phoenix, AZen_US
dc.date.issued1984-04-07-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractNo previous studies have been conducted in the United States on the occurrence of human pathogenic enteric viruses in freshwater recreation areas. Recent epidemiological studies have shown a significant amount of gastroenteritis associated with swimming in recreational waters meeting current bacteriological standards. Evidence also suggests that the observed gastroenteritis has a viral etiology. This study was designed to determine the occurrence of enteroviruses in a heavily used recreational area during the summers of 1982 and 1983. Positively charged Zeta-plus filters were used for collection of virus samples which ranged in size from 67 to 210 gallons. Enteroviruses, including poliovirus type 1, were isolated from several samples. Coliforms and fecal coliform standards for recreational use were exceeded in several samples. It is possible that the presence of enteric viruses in this popular recreational area may be a source of enteric viral disease during the summer months.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296112-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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