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Detection of Human Adenovirus, Rotavirus, and Enterovirus in Tap Water and Their Association with the Overall Quality of Water

Version 1 : Received: 28 July 2020 / Approved: 29 July 2020 / Online: 29 July 2020 (17:42:52 CEST)

How to cite: Rashid, M.; Khan, M.N.; Jalbani, N. Detection of Human Adenovirus, Rotavirus, and Enterovirus in Tap Water and Their Association with the Overall Quality of Water. Preprints 2020, 2020070703 Rashid, M.; Khan, M.N.; Jalbani, N. Detection of Human Adenovirus, Rotavirus, and Enterovirus in Tap Water and Their Association with the Overall Quality of Water. Preprints 2020, 2020070703

Abstract

Drinking water supplies in the developing world often serve as a biosphere for various organisms. Viral gastroenteritis is a neglected area of research in Pakistan, there is no data for the prevalence of enteric viruses in drinking water of the largest city of Karachi. The present study aimed to provide a survey of the existence of enteric viruses: human adenovirus (HAdV), human enteroviruses (hEV), and genotype A rotavirus (GARV) in tap water. Using a simple PCR approach, we detected 20%, 43%, and 23% of HAdV, hEV, and GARV in tap water respectively. We have also shown an overall quality of tap water at the pumping station and consumer tap. Moreover, we assessed the efficiency of small-scale water treatment methods for the removal of viruses.

Subject Areas

Tap water; human adenovirus; enteroviruses; rotavirus; viral gastroenteritis

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