Assessment of the Incidence of Human Adenovirus in Surface Waters of Southwest Greece: Vouraikos River as a Case Study.


Environmental Microbiology Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Rio, 26500, Patras, Greece. [Email]


The purpose of this study is to assess the overall impact of different anthropogenic activities in the Vouraikos River basin (southwestern Greece, Natura 2000 area). Virological quality of river water samples was investigated. Positive samples for human adenoviruses were found occasionally, while porcine adenoviruses and bovine polyoma viruses were not detected. It is the first time that virological data are collected in the study area.


Assessment,Human adenovirus,Karst terrain,Public health,Vouraikos River,