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Chlorine inactivation of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus.

To determine resistance of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus to chlorination, allantoic fluid containing 2 virus strains was exposed to chlorinated buffer at pH 7 and 8, at 5 C. Free chlorine concentrations typically used in drinking water treatment are sufficient to inactivate the virus by >3 orders of magnitude. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2007;13.