Short- and long-term variations of norovirus concentrations in the Meuse river during a 2-year study period
2006 (English)In: Water Research, ISSN 0043-1354, Vol. 40, no 14, 2613-2620 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Faecally impacted surface waters used for drinking water production may encompass risk for norovirus infections. To be able to assess a possible health risk, noroviruses should be quantified and fluctuations identified. In 2001, norovirus concentrations in the river Meuse displayed a seasonal distribution with high peaks during wintertime as determined by RT-PCR on serially diluted RNA. An intensified day-by-day sampling scheme in the winter of 2002/2003 revealed that the winter peak consisted of several peaks of varying duration and magnitude, possibly due to contamination events in the catchment. The highest estimated concentration was 1700 PCR-detectable units per litre (95% CI 250–8000), which if coinciding with failing treatment could lead to significant numbers in drinking water. Adaptive dynamic filtering was shown to adequately predict subsequent sample concentrations. If valid, such analyses could prove to be useful as early warning systems in risk management of water sources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 40, no 14, 2613-2620 p.
Noroviruses; Surface water; Seasonal distribution; Peaks; Adaptive dynamic filtering
Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13459DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.05.019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13459DiVA: diva2:20790
On the day of the defence date the title of this article was Short and Long Term Flucturations of Norovirus Concentrations in Surface Water and their Implications for Publich Health.2004-12-192004-12-192014-09-22