USE OF A cDNA DOT-BLOT HYBRIDIZATION TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION OF ENTEROVIRUSES IN WATER.

Aaron B. Margolin, Martinez J. Hewlett, Charles P. Gerba

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Abstract

Between 1946 and 1980, enteric viruses were identified as a cause in approximately 12% of the waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Currently epidemiological evidence for waterborne transmission of human enteric viruses is limited to hepatitis A virus (enterovirus type 72), Norwalk virus, rotavirus, and the Snow Mountain agent. The difficulty in the isolation of many enteric viruses from clinical and water samples probably accounts for the limited number of outbreaks so far identified as causes of waterborne disease. Recently in our laboratory, we have developed a cDNA probe which is labelled with both **3**2P dATP and dCTP. It is capable of detecting as little as 1 fg of nucleic acid or 1 tissue culture infectious dose of poliovirus type 1. This is the most sensitive non-tissue culture technique ever developed for enteroviruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference
PublisherAWWA
Pages87-95
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0898673550
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings - AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0164-0755

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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