oa South African Medical Journal - Studies In poliomyelitis : III : the isolation of virus of poliomyelitis from sewage in Johannesburg

Volume 20, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The isolation of the virus of poliomyelitis from the sewage in Johannesburg is descriptionbed. The virus was not detected in the final effluent after the process of purification in the sewage Works. The possible significance of the finding is discussed, and it is noted that the role of infected faeces and sewage in the spread of poliomyelitis has not yet been clearly determined.

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