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- Scott, Laura C., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- The Science of the total environment 2019 v.649 pp. 1514-1521
- Enterococcus; Mastadenovirus; coliphages; environmental protection; estuaries; fecal bacteria; genes; geometry; harvesting; humans; indicator species; lakes; microbial detection; monitoring; most probable number technique; pathogens; public health; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; recreation areas; risk; seafoods; septic systems; suburban areas; wastewater treatment; watersheds; Louisiana
- ... Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) have been used to assess fecal contamination in recreational water. However, enteric viruses have been shown to be more persistent in the environment and resistant to wastewater treatment than bacteria. Recently, U.S Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the use of coliphages as viral indicators to better protect against viral waterborne outbreaks. This study ...