Survival Of Polioviruses In Soil

Soil Type

Virus

Moisture Temp. (C)

Days Survival

Sand dunes

. .Poliovirus .

. .drv

?

Less than 77

Sand dunes

. .Poliovirus .

. .moist . . . .

?

Less than 91

Loamy fine sand . . Loamy fine sand

. .Poliovirus I

. .moist . . . .

4

90% red. in 84

Poliovirus I

moist

20

99.999% reduction in 84

Soil irrigated w/ effluent, pH=8.5

Polioviruses 1, 2 & 3

. .9-20% . . .

12-33 .

. Less than 8

Sludge or effluent . irrigated soil

. .Poliovirus I .

15-33

96-123 after sludge applied 89-96 after effluent applied less than 11 after sludge or effluent applied

Source

Feachem et al., 1980

SURVIVAL TIME OF SOME PATHOGENIC WORMS IN SOIL Soil Moisture Temp. (0C) Survival

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