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Poliovirus survival and movement in a sandy forest soil.

By S M Duboise, B E Moore and B P Sagik

Abstract

Movement of poliovirus I (Chat) through nonsterile core samples of a sandy forest soil was monitored, using several regimens of loading with either dechlorinated final effluent from an operating activated sludge treatment plant or distilled water. Stimulated cycles of rainfall and effluent applications, resulting in ionic gradients, were shown to affect virus movement. Such studies indicate that poliovirus applied in effluents may move considerable distances through this soil after rainfall. Survival of poliovirus in the soil at 4 and 20 C has been monitored for 84 days. During this period, the capacity of the virus to migrate is unchanged

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1976
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:169816
Provided by: PubMed Central
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