Guan J, Chan M, Grenier C, Wilkie D, Brooks B, Spencer J. Survival of avian influenza and Newcastle disease viruses in compost and at ambient temperatures based on virus isolation and real-time reverse transcriptase PCR. Avian Dis. 2009;53:26-33 pubmed
..This study provided evidence that microbial activity during composting contributed to the rapid killing of AI and ND viruses and to the degradation of their viral RNA. ..