Chlorine inactivation of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1)

Eugene W. Rice, Noreen J. Adcock, Mano Sivaganesan, Justin D. Brown, David E. Stallknecht, David E. Swayne

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Abstract

To determine resistance of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus to chlorination, we exposed allantoic fluid containing 2 virus strains to chlorinated buffer at pH 7 and 8, at 5°C. Free chlorine concentrations typically used in drinking water treatment are sufficient to inactivate the virus by >3 orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1568-1570
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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