Comparative inactivation of enteroviruses and adenovirus 2 by UV light

Charles P. Gerba, Dawn M. Gramos, Nena Nwachuku

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The doses of UV irradiation necessary to inactivate selected enteric viruses on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contaminant Candidate List were determined. Three-log reductions of echovirus 1, echo-virus 11, coxsackievirus B3, coxsackievirus B5, poliovirus 1, and human adenovirus type 2 were effected by doses of 25, 20.5, 24.5, 27, 23, and 119 mW/cm2, respectively. Human adenovirus type 2 is the most UV light-resistant enteric virus reported to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5167-5169
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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