Persistence of Virus on Sewage-Irrigated Vegetables

by Edward P. Larkin, Chf.; Virology Branch, Div. of Microbiology, Bureau of Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio,
Robert Sullivan, Research Microbiologist; Virology Branch, Div. of Microbiology, Bureau of Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio,
John T. Tierney, Research Microbiologist; Virology Branch, Div. of Microbiology, Bureau of Foods, Cincinnati, Ohio,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 29-35


Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Fleming Paul (See full record)
Closure: (See full record)

Abstract: A number of municipalities are contemplating land disposal of primary and secondary-treated sewage in an attempt to reduce stream pollution. Presently operating sewage treatment systems do not completely remove viruses from sludge and effluent, and enteroviruses, reoviruses, and adenoviruses have been recovered from such sewage wastes. Spray-irrigation of vegetables with virus-inoculated sewage sludge and effluent has demonstrated that poliovirus 1 persisted on vegetable surfaces for as long as 36 days, indicating potential contamination of vegetables when spray-irrigation systems are used.

Subject Headings: Sewage | Soil pollution | Viruses | Sludge | Effluents | Local government | Water pollution | Waste treatment

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search