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Final Report - VIROBATHE (Methods for the concentration and detection of adenoviruses and noroviruses in European bathing waters with reference to the revision of the bathing water (…))

Project ID: 513648
Funded under: FP6-POLICIES

Abstract

This is the final report for the VIROBATHE project, which received funding under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). Its general aim was to develop a reliable reproducible method to detect both adenoviruses and noroviruses in bathing water.

In the introductory part, the report provides some information about the bacteriological standards prescribed in the Bathing Water Directive (BWD). It goes on with stating the aim and the specific objectives of the project, as well as the contractors involved. Then it provides an overview of the progress of the progress, namely the work performed and results of the two phases that the project is divided to, the comparative evaluation of detection and concentration techniques to derive a method suitable for routine environmental monitoring and the surveillance of recreational water sites using the combined method. The outcomes of the experimental work and the outcomes and conclusions in relation to links to health questions are also stated. The report covers in the end the general conclusions of the project.

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Record Number: 12840 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
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