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[Human viruses in the coastal environment of a Croatian harbor].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue d Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
0398-7620
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
6
Pages
487–493
Identifiers
PMID: 8296035
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The authors submit the results of a survey on the viral pollution of the costal environment in the vicinity of a Croatian harbour on the northern Adriatic sea. The presence of human viruses was established in 22% of the sea water samples, 54% of the fluffy sediments samples, 44% of the sandy sediments samples and 26% of the batches of shell-fishes. Hepatitis A virus and rotavirus antigens determined by immuno-electro-osmophoresis made up 76.3% and 15.2% of the positive results respectively, whereas the coxsackieviruses, the echoviruses and the polioviruses isolated on cell culture made up 8.5% of the remaining results together. The analysis of several specimens of different nature taken simultaneously gave a better vision of the viral pollution.

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