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May 2003: Volume 45, Number 5

Virology 101
by Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D.

Polio, hepatitis, herpes, measles, heart disease, arthritis, diarrhea, flu, the common cold, the dreaded SARS, and many other illnesses are caused by viruses in our environment. How much do we really know about these organisms, their transmission routes, prevention and treatment? The following article is a crash course in viruses and their impact on public health...

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For earlier columns in this category, click on the link below or hit the 'List All' button.
Understanding Waterborne Caliciviruses, Noroviruses, etc.  April 2003
The Benefits of HPC Bacteria in POU/POE Devices—Latest Study Results  March 2003
Concerns of Indoor Mold: What can be done?  February 2003
Diabetes--A Waterborne Disease?  January 2003
Emerging Issues: Suspected Viral Pathogens of the Future  December 2002
The Importance of Water Quality to the Food Industry  November 2002
Water Quality Issues Along the US-Mexico Border  October 2002
Bioremediation: Using Microbes to Clean Up Hazardous Waste  September 2002
A Contaminant Candidate List: Prioritizing Drinking Water Contaminants  August 2002
Bacteria in Drinking Water -- Public Health Implications?  July 2002
Ultraviolet Light: An Alternative Disinfectant  June 2002
Eureka for Eukaryotes -- The Problem with Protozoa  May 2002