Chapter A7. Section 7.2. Fecal Indicator Viruses

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations 09-A7.2
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Abstract

More than 100 types of human pathogenic viruses may be present in fecal-contaminated waters. Coliphages are used as indicators of virus-related fecal contamination and of the microbiological quality of waters. This report provides information on the equipment, sampling protocols, and laboratory methods that are in standard use by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel for the collection of data on fecal indicator viruses. Each chapter of the National Field Manual is published separately and revised periodically. Newly published and revised chapters will be announced on the USGS Home Page on the World Wide Web under 'New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.'

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Bushon, R.N., 2003, Chapter A7.2, Fecal Indicator Viruses: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A7.2, https://doi.org/10.3133/twri09A7.2.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Chapter A7. Section 7.2. Fecal Indicator Viruses
Series title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series number 09-A7.2
DOI 10.3133/twri09A7.2
Edition Revised Nov 2003
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 22 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data. U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 9
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