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Research Output 1975 2019

2019

Assessing the spatial and temporal variability of bacterial communities in two Bardenpho wastewater treatment systems via Illumina MiSeq sequencing

Xue, J., Schmitz, B. W., Caton, K., Zhang, B., Zabaleta, J., Taylor, C. M., Romanchishina, T., Gerba, C. P., Pepper, I. L. & Sherchan, S. P., Mar 20 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 657, p. 1543-1552 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wastewater treatment
pathogen
Pathogens
bacterium
public health

Comparative Assessment of BGM and PLC/PRF/5 Cell Lines for Enteric Virus Detection in Biosolids

Abd-Elmaksoud, S., Castro-del Campo, N., Gerba, C. P., Pepper, I. L. & Bright, K. R., Jan 1 2019, In : Food and Environmental Virology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cercopithecus aethiops
Enterovirus
biosolids
Buffaloes
monkeys

Cost-benefit of point-of-use devices for lead reduction

Verhougstraete, M. P., Gerald, J. K., Gerba, C. P. & Reynolds, K. A., Apr 1 2019, In : Environmental Research. 171, p. 260-265 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Costs
Osmosis
flint
Disinfectants
Potable water
Silver
Copper
Escherichia coli

Impact of a hygiene intervention on virus spread in an office building

Kurgat, E. K., Sexton, J. D., Garavito, F., Reynolds, A., Contreras, R. D., Gerba, C. P., Leslie, R. A., Edmonds-Wilson, S. L. & Reynolds, K. A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hygiene
Fomites
Hand
Viruses
Workplace

Incidence of fecal indicator and pathogenic bacteria in reclaimed and return flow waters in Arizona, USA

Zhu, L., Torres, M., Betancourt, W. Q., Sharma, M., Micallef, S. A., Gerba, C. P., Sapkota, A. R., Sapkota, A., Parveen, S., Hashem, F., May, E., Kniel, K., Pop, M. & Ravishankar, S., Mar 1 2019, In : Environmental Research. p. 122-127 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water flow
Bacteria
bacterium
Water
Incidence
2018
9 Citations

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Municipal Wastes: Is There Reason for Concern?

Pepper, I. L., Brooks, J. P. & Gerba, C. P., Apr 3 2018, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 52, 7, p. 3949-3959 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

antibiotics
Bacteria
Anti-Bacterial Agents
bacterium
antibiotic resistance
2 Citations

Comparative survival of viruses during thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion

Sassi, H. P., Ikner, L. A., Abd-Elmaksoud, S., Gerba, C. P. & Pepper, I. L., Feb 15 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 615, p. 15-19 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anaerobic digestion
Viruses
virus
bacteriophage
Bacteriophages
Disinfectants
Viruses
Fomites
Levivirus
Peracetic Acid

Influence of Soap Characteristics and Food Service Facility Type on the Degree of Bacterial Contamination of Open, Refillable Bulk Soaps

Schaffner, D. W., Jensen, D., Gerba, C. P., Shumaker, D. & Arbogast, J. W., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Food Protection. 81, 2, p. 218-225 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Services
Soaps
soaps
food service
bacterial contamination

Microbial transmission in an outpatient clinic and impact of an intervention with an ethanol-based disinfectant

Reynolds, K. A., Sexton, J. D., Pivo, T., Humphrey, K., Leslie, R. A. & Gerba, C. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Infection Control.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Disinfectants
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Touch
Nursing Stations

Modelling of ultraviolet light inactivation kinetics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, Clostridium difficile spores and murine norovirus on fomite surfaces

Mitchell, J. B., Sifuentes, L. Y., Wissler, A., Abd-Elmaksoud, S., Lopez, G. U. & Gerba, C. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Applied Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Norovirus
Clostridium difficile
Ultraviolet Rays
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
1 Citations

Next-generation amplicon sequencing identifies genetically diverse human astroviruses, including recombinant strains, in environmental waters

Hata, A., Kitajima, M., Haramoto, E., Lee, S., Ihara, M., Gerba, C. P. & Tanaka, H., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 11837.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mamastrovirus
Water
Felidae
Nepal
Groundwater
1 Citations

Persistence of Viruses by qPCR Downstream of Three Effluent-Dominated Rivers in the Western United States

Sassi, H. P., Tuttle, K. D., Betancourt, W. Q., Kitajima, M. & Gerba, C. P., Apr 20 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Food and Environmental Virology. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pepper mild mottle virus
Western United States
Rivers
effluents
quantitative polymerase chain reaction
10 Citations

Recovering viruses from sewage, effluents, and water

Gerba, C. P., Jan 1 2018, Methods for Recovering Viruses from the Environment. CRC Press, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Enterovirus
Sewage
Viruses
Norwalk virus
Water
5 Citations

Reducing uncertainty in estimating virus reduction by advanced water treatment processes

Gerba, C. P., Betancourt, W. Q., Kitajima, M. & Rock, C. M., Apr 15 2018, In : Water Research. 133, p. 282-288 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Water treatment
Viruses
water treatment
virus
Wastewater
1 Citations

Risk of infection from Legionella associated with spray irrigation of reclaimed water

Pepper, I. L. & Gerba, C. P., Aug 1 2018, In : Water Research. 139, p. 101-107 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Irrigation
spray
irrigation
Water
golf course
5 Citations

Temporal variations in genotype distribution of human sapoviruses and Aichi virus 1 in wastewater in Southern Arizona, United States

Kitajima, M., Rachmadi, A. T., Iker, B. C., Haramoto, E. & Gerba, C. P., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 124, 5, p. 1324-1332 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kobuvirus
Sapovirus
Waste Water
Genotype
Molecular Epidemiology
2017

A gomparison of urethane and gellulose sponges as gleaning tools in household kitchens

Gerba, C. P., Sifuentes, L. Y. & Tamimi, A. H., May 1 2017, In : Food Protection Trends. 37, 3, p. 170-175 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

food recovery
urethane
polyurethanes
kitchens
Urethane
1 Citations

Efficiency of Reovirus Concentration from Water with Positively Charged Filters

Betancourt, W. Q., Abd-Elmaksoud, S. & Gerba, C. P., Dec 14 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Food and Environmental Virology. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reoviridae
Water
tap water
water
1 Citations

Genetic Analysis of Norovirus Strains that Caused Gastroenteritis Outbreaks Among River Rafters in the Grand Canyon, Arizona

Kitajima, M., Iker, B. C., Magill-Collins, A., Gaither, M., Stoehr, J. D. & Gerba, C. P., Feb 8 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Food and Environmental Virology. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Norovirus
capsid
solid wastes
gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis
14 Citations

How much reduction of virus is needed for recycled water: A continuous changing need for assessment?

Gerba, C. P., Betancourt, W. Q. & Kitajima, M., Jan 1 2017, In : Water Research. 108, p. 25-31 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Viruses
virus
Water
water
Potable water
3 Citations

Occurrence of Pepper Mild Mottle Virus (PMMoV) in Groundwater from a Karst Aquifer System in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Rosiles-González, G., Ávila-Torres, G., Moreno-Valenzuela, O. A., Acosta-González, G., Leal-Bautista, R. M., Grimaldo-Hernández, C. D., Brown, J. K., Chaidez-Quiroz, C., Betancourt, W. Q., Gerba, C. P. & Hernández-Zepeda, C., Jun 23 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Food and Environmental Virology. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pepper mild mottle virus
Groundwater
Mexico
karsts
aquifers

Persistence analysis of poliovirus on three different types of fomites

Tamrakar, S. B., Henley, J., Gurian, P. L., Gerba, C. P., Mitchell, J., Enger, K. & Rose, J. B., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 122, 2, p. 522-530 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Poliovirus
Plastics
Viruses
Steel
1 Citations

Reduction of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Fecal Indicators by Bardenpho Wastewater Treatment

Schmitz, B. W., Moriyama, H., Haramoto, E., Kitajima, M., Sherchan, S., Gerba, C. P. & Pepper, I. L., Nov 16 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Science and Technology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Protozoa
Wastewater treatment
cyst
Viruses
virus

Resuspension of Escherichia coli and MS2 bacteriophage from bed sediment in irrigation canals

Zhou, K., Sassi, H. P., Morrison, C. M., Duan, G. & Gerba, C. P., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 143, 6, 04017005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Levivirus
Irrigation canals
irrigation canals
Bacteriophages
bacteriophage
2 Citations

Revisión: Presencia de la ameba patógena Naegleria fowleri en el agua subterránea

Bright, K. R. & Gerba, C. P., Jun 1 2017, In : Hydrogeology Journal. 25, 4, p. 953-958 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

groundwater
water
recreational activity
thermal spring
literature review
3 Citations

The importance of key attenuation factors for microbial and chemical contaminants during managed aquifer recharge: A review

Regnery, J., Gerba, C. P., Dickenson, E. R. V. & Drewes, J. E., Sep 1 2017, In : Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 47, 15, p. 1409-1452 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aquifers
recharge
aquifer
Impurities
pollutant

Use of ATP Readings to Predict a Successful Hygiene Intervention in the Workplace to Reduce the Spread of Viruses on Fomites

Sifuentes, L. Y., Fankem, S. L. M., Reynolds, K. A., Tamimi, A. H., Gerba, C. P. & Koenig, D., Mar 1 2017, In : Food and Environmental Virology. 9, 1, p. 14-19 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
fomites
adenosine triphosphate
working conditions
Hygiene
11 Citations

Viral Aggregation: Impact on Virus Behavior in the Environment

Gerba, C. P. & Betancourt, W. Q., Jul 5 2017, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 51, 13, p. 7318-7325 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Viruses
virus
Agglomeration
Disinfectants
Salts

VIRUS SURVIVAL IN WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.

Schaub, S. A., Sorber, C. A., Taylor, G. W., Lefler, E., Kott, Y., Malina, J. F., Ranganathan, K. R., Moore, B. E. D., Sagik, B. P., Nupen, E. M., Bateman, B. W., McKenny, N. C., Gerba, C. P., Sobsey, M. D. & Wallis, C., Jan 1 2017, In : Tex Univ, Cent for Res in Water Resour, Symp Ser. 7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Viruses
Wastewater
Water
Reclamation
Turbidity
2016

Adenoviruses

Ikner, L. A. & Gerba, C. P., Oct 6 2016, International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., p. 5-9 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Adenoviridae
Swimming Pools
Human Adenoviruses
Water
Pediatric Obesity
1 Citations

Adenoviruses

Gerba, C. P. & Rodríguez, R. A., Apr 19 2016, Molecular Detection of Human Viral Pathogens. CRC Press, p. 893-899 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Adenoviridae
1 Citations

A method for determining ascaris viability based on early-to-late stage in-vitro ova development

Schmitz, B. W., Pearce-Walker, J., Gerba, C. P. & Pepper, I. L., 2016, In : Journal of Residuals Science and Technology. 13, 4, p. 275-286 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biosolids
viability
Soils
biosolid
larval development
4 Citations

Bacterial contamination of computer touch screens

Gerba, C. P., Wuollet, A. L., Raisanen, P. & Lopez, G. U., Mar 1 2016, In : American Journal of Infection Control. 44, 3, p. 358-360 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clostridium difficile
Enterobacteriaceae
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Bacteria
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

Biosolids application for barley production

Tamimi, A. H., Athamneh, B., Gerba, C. P. & Suleiman, W., 2016, In : Journal of Residuals Science and Technology. 13, 2, p. 153-163 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biosolids
biosolid
barley
Soils
soil
8 Citations

Cryptosporidium risk from swimming pool exposures

Suppes, L. M., Canales, R. A., Gerba, C. P. & Reynolds, K. A., Nov 1 2016, In : International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 219, 8, p. 915-919 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Swimming Pools
Cryptosporidium
Infection
Eating
Oocysts

Distribution of Bacteria in Dental Offices and the Impact of Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Wipes

Gerba, C. P., Lopez, G. U. & Ikner, L. A., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of dental hygiene : JDH. 90, 6, p. 354-361 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Dental Offices
Hydrogen Peroxide
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Bacteria

Efficacy of treatment of reusable grocery bags with antimicrobial silver to reduce enteric bacteria

Sinclair, R. G., Gerba, C. P., Sifuentes, L. Y., Tsai, M. & Abd-Elmaksoud, S., Nov 1 2016, In : Food Protection Trends. 36, 6, p. 458-464 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

groceries
Enterobacteriaceae
Silver
intestinal microorganisms
silver
10 Citations

Enteric and indicator virus removal by surface flow wetlands

Rachmadi, A. T., Kitajima, M., Pepper, I. L. & Gerba, C. P., Jan 15 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 542, p. 976-982 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wetlands
Viruses
virus
wetland
Polymerase chain reaction
3 Citations

Genetically distinct genogroup IV norovirus strains identified in wastewater

Kitajima, M., Rachmadi, A. T., Iker, B. C., Haramoto, E. & Gerba, C. P., Dec 1 2016, In : Archives of Virology. 161, 12, p. 3521-3525 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Norovirus
Waste Water
Genotype
Viruses
Population
2 Citations

Point-of-use Unit Based on Gravity Ultrafiltration Removes Waterborne Gastrointestinal Pathogens from Untreated Water Sources in Rural Communities

Chaidez, C., Ibarra-Rodríguez, J. R., Valdez-Torres, J. B., Soto, M., Gerba, C. P. & Castro-del Campo, N., Sep 1 2016, In : Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 27, 3, p. 379-385 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ultrafiltration
Gravitation
Rural Population
Water
Water Purification
3 Citations

Rethinking the Significance of Reovirus in Water and Wastewater

Betancourt, W. Q. & Gerba, C. P., Jun 18 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Food and Environmental Virology. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reoviridae
Waste Water
wastewater
Enterovirus
Virion
8 Citations

The healthy workplace project: Reduced viral exposure in an office setting

Reynolds, K. A., Beamer, P., Plotkin, K. R., Sifuentes, L. Y., Koenig, D. W. & Gerba, C. P., Jan 30 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacteriophages
workplace
Workplace
Fomites
Hand Sanitizers
23 Citations

Virus reduction during advanced bardenpho and conventional wastewater treatment processes

Schmitz, B. W., Kitajima, M., Campillo, M. E., Gerba, C. P. & Pepper, I. L., Sep 6 2016, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 50, 17, p. 9524-9532 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Viruses
Wastewater treatment
virus
wastewater treatment
Polymerase chain reaction
4 Citations

Wide-spectrum activity of a silver-impregnated fabric

Gerba, C. P., Sifuentes, L. Y., Lopez, G. U., Abd-Elmaksoud, S., Calabrese, J. & Tanner, B., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Infection Control.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clothing
Silver
Norovirus
Propionibacterium acnes
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
2015
19 Citations

Aichi virus 1: Environmental occurrence and behavior

Kitajima, M. & Gerba, C. P., May 19 2015, In : Pathogens. 4, 2, p. 256-268 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Kobuvirus
Enterovirus
Water
Picornaviridae
Shellfish
9 Citations

Control of the spread of viruses in a long-term care facility using hygiene protocols

Sassi, H. P., Sifuentes, L. Y., Koenig, D. W., Nichols, E., Clark-Greuel, J., Wong, L. F., McGrath, K., Gerba, C. P. & Reynolds, K. A., Jul 1 2015, In : American Journal of Infection Control. 43, 7, p. 702-706 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Long-Term Care
Hygiene
Hand
Viruses
1 Citations

Genomic analysis of broad-host-range enterobacteriophage Av-05

Amarillas, L., López-Cuevas, O., León-Félix, J., Castro-del Campo, N., Gerba, C. P. & Chaidez, C., 2015, In : Genome Announcements. 3, 3, e00282-15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Host Specificity
Bacteriophages
Genome
Escherichia coli O157
Transfer RNA
7 Citations

Impact of disinfectant wipes on the risk of Campylobacter jejuni infection during raw chicken preparation in domestic kitchens

Lopez, G. U., Kitajima, M., Sherchan, S. P., Sexton, J. D., Sifuentes, L. Y., Gerba, C. P. & Reynolds, K. A., Jul 1 2015, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 119, 1, p. 245-252 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Campylobacter Infections
Campylobacter jejuni
Disinfectants
Chickens
Infection