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Foodborne Viruses

Foodborne Viruses Outlines the role of viruses in relation to food safety. Those ofsignificance fall largely into two groups the socalled smallroundstructured viruses and Hepatitis A virus the originalsource of which is human faeces. This may contaminate foods inthe field, especially in the case of shellfish, or during foodhandling by infected food handlers. Although viruses cannot grow infoods, contamination of foods followed by persontoperson spread canlead to major outbreaks. The public health significance of foodborneviruses is likely to become better appreciated as methods for theirdetection improve. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0034-6659
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000000961
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Abstract

Outlines the role of viruses in relation to food safety. Those ofsignificance fall largely into two groups the socalled smallroundstructured viruses and Hepatitis A virus the originalsource of which is human faeces. This may contaminate foods inthe field, especially in the case of shellfish, or during foodhandling by infected food handlers. Although viruses cannot grow infoods, contamination of foods followed by persontoperson spread canlead to major outbreaks. The public health significance of foodborneviruses is likely to become better appreciated as methods for theirdetection improve.

Journal

Nutrition & Food ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1992

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