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Chapter A7. Section 7.2. Fecal Indicator Viruses

June 20, 2007

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.'

Citation Information

Publication Year 2003
Title Chapter A7. Section 7.2. Fecal Indicator Viruses
DOI 10.3133/twri09A7.2
Authors Rebecca N. Bushon
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series Number 09-A7.2
Index ID twri09A7.2
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey