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ahu, 11 of which tested positive for enterovirus, indicating fecal pollution in a significant portion of Hawaii’s surface water. It is worthy to note that this is the first report of using an effective molecular detection method to demonstrate a relatively high occurrence of enterovirus in Hawaiian recreational waters. Enterovirus Detection in Sewage and Environmental Waters Primer set EQ-1/EQ-29s optimized PCR conditions were confirmed using urban wastewater, resulting in DNA bands of the expected size at all three treatment stages tested. Environmental screening followed, indicating that eleven of the twenty-two sample sites contained EnV contamination, including Diamond Head Beach Park, Pokai Bay, Kailua Bay, Waikiki Beach, Kaiaka Bay Beach Park, Wahiawa Reservoir, Manoa Stream, Ala Moana Beach Park, Ko Olina Beach Park Lagoon 3, KU-55933 supplier Kahala Beach, and Punalu’u Beach Park. Enterovirus Detection in Shellfish Tissue Enterovirus was detected in shellfish tissue from six of nine beach sites tested, including Kahala Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, and the beach parks located at Ala Moana, Waialae, Ko Olina Lagoon 3, and Punalu’u. More detailed detection data and a comparison with EnV detection in water samples from corresponding locations is shown in Detection of Enterovirus from Environmental Water While molecular detection assays can be useful for indicating fecal contamination in an area, they do not distinguish between the presence of a specific nucleic acid sequence or complete, viable, and infectious virus particles. Therefore, infectivity assays based on the observance of viral-induced CPE in cell Kaiaka Bay Beach Park Punalu’u Beach Park Wahiawa Reservoir Kahana Bay Beach Park Kualoa Regional Park Kailua Bay Kaelepulu Stream Bellows Field Beach Park Maunalua Bay Waialae Beach Park Kahala Beach Diamond Head Beach Park Manoa Stream Ala Wai Canal Waikiki Beach Ala Moana Beach Park Condition Seawater Seawater Freshwater Seawater Seawater Seawater Freshwater Seawater Seawater Seawater Seawater Seawater Freshwater Brackish Seawater Seawater EnV detection culture are important in order to make valid determinations of health risks. ” The negative result from our infectivity assay could 10525069” be attributed to various reasons, including: 1) inefficient infection of test cells due to limited viral particles recovered from a relatively small sample volume; 2) enteroviruses present in this sewage sample were truncated, noninfectious viral particles, despite positive RT-PCR detection of the EnV genome; 3) other suboptimal aspects of our infectivity assay protocol, such as viral recovery from membrane, culture conditions, etc. Ongoing work in this laboratory is aimed at establishing a more reliable protocol for determining the relationship between enteroviral persistence and infectivity. However, regardless of infectivity results, sensitive and efficient molecular detection of EnV remains a highly valuable resource for indicating current or recent fecal contamination in recreational waters. Even if PCR-detected enteric viruses present in a particular water sample are not directly associated with disease outbreak, their positive detection is indicative of the potential presence of other enteric pathogens of concern. When combined with the EnV detection protocol established here, these procedures comprise a powerful array for monitoring and comparing fecal pollution levels. The ability to reliably screen environmental waters for the presence of multiple strains o