TABLE 2.

Viruses detected in raw sewage and final effluent samples collected from throughout the coastal United States

Virus% Positive (no. of positive samples/total no. of samples)a
Raw sewageFinal effluent
Adenoviruses100 (12/12)25 (3/12)
Enteroviruses75 (9/12)8.3 (1/12)
Hepatitis B viruses0ND
Herpesviruses0ND
Morbilliviruses0ND
Noroviruses58.3 (7/12)8.3 (1/12)
Papillomaviruses0ND
Picobirnaviruses (genotype 1)100 (12/12)33 (4/12)
Reoviruses0ND
Rotaviruses (group A)0ND
  • a Positive results for targeted viruses were those with a PCR product of the expected size and BLASTN hit in GenBank with an E value of ≤0.001. ND, not determined.