Comparative inactivation of adenovirus serotypes by UV light disinfection

Nena Nwachuku, Charles P. Gerba, Amy Oswald, Faezeh D. Mashadi

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The results of this study confirm that adenoviruses are the most resistant enteric viruses to inactivation by UV light and that adenovirus 40 appears to be the most resistant. The effect of freeze-thawing and storage in water may affect the sensitivity of some adenoviruses to inactivation by UV light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5633-5636
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology


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