Special Issue "Enteric Viruses in Aquatic Environments"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: health-related water microbiology; microbial source tracking; viral indicators.
Interests: health-related water microbiology; environmental virology; microbial risk assessment
Enteric viruses, such as noroviruses, adenoviruses, and rotaviruses, are excreted into the feces of infected individuals and can be transmitted through the fecal–oral route via contaminated food and water. Thus, it is important to understand the prevalence of enteric viruses in aquatic environments, along with their behaviors during water and wastewater treatment processes. The development of methods for concentrating, detecting, and quantifying enteric viruses in environmental samples is still challenging, as no gold standard methods have yet been established. Recent viral metagenomic studies have demonstrated high genetic diversity of enteric viruses, identifying novel viruses. Studies on indicators of enteric viruses and on viral indicators of fecal contamination are also necessary for a better management of microbial water contamination.
This Special Issue on "Enteric Viruses in Aquatic Environments" addresses cutting-edge studies and welcomes research papers and review articles from leading scientists in the field of water and environmental virology.
Dr. Eiji Haramoto
Dr. Masaaki Kitajima
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- Methods for detection of enteric viruses in aquatic environments
- Occurrence of enteric viruses in aquatic environments
- Reduction of enteric viruses during water and wastewater treatment
- Viral indicators
- Microbial source tracking using viruses
- Quantitative microbial risk assessment for viruses