- •Summarizes current literature on enteric virus survival and inactivation on soft surfaces.
- •New quality assessment tool for evaluating laboratory-based microbiological studies.
- •Enteric viruses capable of surviving extended periods on soft surfaces.
- •Enteric viruses resistant commonly used sanitizers on soft surfaces.
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Conflicts of Interest: None to report.
TY and DB contributed equally to this work.
This research was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the US Department of Agriculture, under agreement No. 2011-68003-30395 . Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the US Department of Agriculture.