A seasonal distribution was observed for rotavirus in sewage by using indirect immunofluorescence. Levels were low from May through September and generally higher during winter and spring. In contrast, no seasonal pattern was observed for total enteroviruses. Limitations of the indirect immunofluorescence assay and enzyme immunoassay for environmental samples are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology