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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
antibiotics
Bacteria
bacterium
antibiotic resistance

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
Ebolavirus
Disinfectants
Disinfection
Cross Infection
Aerosols

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

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

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
2017

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

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

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

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

Zhou, K., Sassi, H. P., Morrison, C. M., Duan, J. 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

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., 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
2016
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
3 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
3 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
Disinfection
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Hydrogen Peroxide
8 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
1 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
1 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
4 Citations

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

Reynolds, K. A., Beamer, P. I., 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
14 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
2 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
6 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
5 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
4 Citations

Impact of the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in the home on reduction in probability of infection by respiratory and enteric viruses

Tamimi, A. H., Maxwell, S., Edmonds, S. L. & Gerba, C. P. Nov 1 2015 In : Epidemiology and Infection. 143, 15, p. 3335-3341 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Sanitizers
Enterovirus
Respiratory Tract Infections
Hand
Alcohols
7 Citations

Modeling of human viruses on hands and risk of infection in an office workplace using micro-activity data

Beamer, P. I., Plotkin, K. R., Gerba, C. P., Sifuentes, L. Y., Koenig, D. W. & Reynolds, K. A. Apr 3 2015 In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 12, 4, p. 266-275 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Workplace
Bacteriophages
Fomites
Hand
Viruses
6 Citations

Norovirus Outbreaks Among Colorado River Rafters in the Grand Canyon, Summer 2012

Magill-Collins, A., Gaither, M., Gerba, C. P., Kitajima, M., Iker, B. C. & Stoehr, J. D. Sep 1 2015 In : Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 26, 3, p. 312-318 7 p., 603

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Norovirus
Rivers
Disease Outbreaks
Genotype
Fomites
4 Citations

Occurrence and genetic diversity of human cosavirus in influent and effluent of wastewater treatment plants in Arizona, United States

Kitajima, M., Rachmadi, A. T., Iker, B. C., Haramoto, E., Pepper, I. L. & Gerba, C. P. May 5 2015 In : Archives of Virology. 160, 7, p. 1775-1779 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste Water
Picornaviridae
5' Untranslated Regions
6 Citations
Listeria
Shiga-Toxigenic Escherichia coli
Salmonella
Listeria monocytogenes
Mexico
47 Citations

Quaternary ammonium biocides: Efficacy in application

Gerba, C. P. 2015 In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81, 2, p. 464-469 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
ammonium compound
quaternary ammonium compounds
biocides
Disinfectants
1 Citations

Use of a Hand Sanitizing Wipe for Reducing Risk of Viral Illness in the Home

Tamimi, A. H., Edmonds-Wilson, S. L. & Gerba, C. P. Dec 1 2015 In : Food and Environmental Virology. 7, 4, p. 354-358 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hand washing
fomites
hands
Fomites
Hand
Ultraviolet Rays
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Water
Water Purification
Delivery of Health Care
2014
5 Citations

Application of quantitative microbial risk assessment for selection of microbial reduction targets for hard surface disinfectants

Ryan, M. O., Haas, C. N., Gurian, P. L., Gerba, C. P., Panzl, B. M. & Rose, J. B. 2014 In : American Journal of Infection Control. 42, 11, p. 1165-1172 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Disinfectants
Norovirus
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Aerobic Bacteria

Assessment of Coliphage Surrogates for Testing Drinking Water Treatment Devices

Gerba, C. P., Abd-Elmaksoud, S., Newick, H., El-Esnawy, N. A., Barakat, A. & Ghanem, H. 2014 In : Food and Environmental Virology. 7, 1, p. 27-31 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coliphages
coliphages
Water Purification
water treatment
Drinking Water
18 Citations

Assessment of virus removal by managed aquifer recharge at three full-scale operations

Betancourt, W. Q., Kitajima, M., Wing, A. D., Regnery, J., Drewes, J. E., Pepper, I. L. & Gerba, C. P. Dec 20 2014 In : Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering. 49, 14, p. 1685-1692 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Groundwater
Aquifers
Viruses
Enterovirus
Water
2 Citations

Bacterial occurrence in kitchen hand towels

Gerba, C. P., Tamimi, A. H., Maxwell, S., Sifuentes, L. Y., Hoffman, D. R. & Koenig, D. W. Sep 1 2014 In : Food Protection Trends. 34, 5, p. 312-317 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kitchens
hands
Hand
Escherichia coli
Bacteria
3 Citations

Detection of pathogenic micro-organisms on children's hands and toys during play

Martínez-Bastidas, T., Castro-del Campo, N., Mena, K. D., Castro-del Campo, N., León-Félix, J., Gerba, C. P. & Chaidez, C. 2014 In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 116, 6, p. 1668-1675 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Play and Playthings
Hand
Giardia lamblia
Hepatitis A
Klebsiella pneumoniae
8 Citations

Evaluation of a disinfectant wipe intervention on fomite-to-finger microbial transfer

Lopez, G. U., Kitajima, M., Havas, A., Gerba, C. P. & Reynolds, K. A. 2014 In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80, 10, p. 3113-3118 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
fomites
Disinfectants
disinfectants
Fingers
9 Citations

Impact of an Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Intervention on the Spread of Viruses in Homes

Tamimi, A. H., Carlino, S., Edmonds, S. & Gerba, C. P. 2014 In : Food and Environmental Virology. 6, 2, p. 140-144 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Sanitizers
sanitizers
hands
Fomites
alcohols

Impacts of tilling and covering treatments on the biosolids solar drying conversion from Class B to Class A

Song, I., O'Shaughnessy, S. A., Choi, C. Y. & Gerba, C. P. Oct 18 2014 In : Environmental Technology. 35, 20, p. 2610-2618 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biosolids
biosolid
Drying
Rain
fecal coliform
10 Citations
Polymerase chain reaction
Hydrogen peroxide
RNA
Flow rate
Oxidation
6 Citations

Long-term efficacy of a self-disinfecting coating in an intensive care unit

Tamimi, A. H., Carlino, S. & Gerba, C. P. 2014 In : American Journal of Infection Control. 42, 11, p. 1178-1181 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intensive Care Units
Bacteria
Fomites
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Clostridium difficile
26 Citations

Occurrence of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Cyclospora in influent and effluent water at wastewater treatment plants in Arizona

Kitajima, M., Haramoto, E., Iker, B. C. & Gerba, C. P. Jun 15 2014 In : Science of the Total Environment. 484, 1, p. 129-136 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cyst
Wastewater treatment
Effluents
effluent
Water
2 Citations
Bacilli
Escherichia coli
Oxidation
Monitoring
Sensors
7 Citations

Outbreak of norovirus illness in a college summer camp: impact of cleaning on occurrence of norovirus on fomites.

Fankem, S. L. M., Boone, S. A., Gaither, M. & Gerba, C. P. 2014 In : Journal of Environmental Health. 76, 8, p. 20-26 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fomites
Norovirus
disinfection
Disease Outbreaks
gastroenteritis
7 Citations

Quantification and Genetic Analysis of Salivirus/Klassevirus in Wastewater in Arizona, USA

Kitajima, M., Iker, B. C., Rachmadi, A. T., Haramoto, E. & Gerba, C. P. 2014 In : Food and Environmental Virology. 6, 3, p. 213-216 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste Water
genetic techniques and protocols
wastewater
Water
effluents