Experimental research of the hantavirus survival in complexes with environmental substrates

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Survival of viruses in the environment is a very important problem in epidemiology, especially for infections with indirect transmission. This work describes the results of the experimental study of adsorption and survival of the hantavirus on different environmental substrates (natural organic and inorganic sorbents). Bovine serum albumin (BSA) solution (5-10%) was effective in the hantavirus elution and phosphate-buffer saline (PBS) pH 7,2 was optimal for elution of specific RNA. Potential survival of the infectious hantavirus on environmental substrates was observed within up to 14 days at +4°С.

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O. V. Iunikhina

G.P. Somov Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology

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Olga Iunikhina, MD, PhD

690087, Vladivostok

Russian Federation

G. G. Kompanets

G.P. Somov Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology

Email: fake@neicon.ru
690087, Vladivostok Russian Federation


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