Special Issue "SARS-CoV-2 in Waters: Rational"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2021) | Viewed by 10943
During the current outbreak of COVID-19, the authorities and the public have raised numerous questions related to the risk of fecal–oral transmission and the eventual necessary prevention measures. Some recent papers have described the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in fecal samples of both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, as well as in urban wastewater and surfaces, using PCR detection methods and sometimes by cell culture, the only methodology that allows confirmation of infectivity.
Important questions remain, and many research groups are now working hard to analyze SARS-CoV-2 in diverse water environments using more robust methods for recovering coronaviruses, studying persistence/survival in natural and marine waters used for recreational activities and the efficacy of the classical disinfection treatments. All these data are necessary for determining whether SARS-CoV-2 is persistent in water, as has been observed for other enveloped viruses, and whether or not it is resistant to classical treatments and disinfectants. These data are urgently required for scientifically sound risk management.
Prof. Dr. Philippe Hartemann
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- Coronaviruses (CoV)
- Water environments
- Fecal-oral transmission
- Persistence/survival in waters
- Occurrence in water environments
- Recovery methods from waters