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Gastroenteric Viruses

  • Miren Iturriza-Gómara
  • Chris I. Gallimore
  • Jim Gray
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Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Abstract

In recent years, viruses have been recognized increasingly as an important cause of foodborne infections. More than 160 enteric viruses are excreted in the feces of infected individuals, and some may also be present in the vomitus. Food and water are directly contaminated with fecal material, through the use of sewage sludge in agriculture, sewage pollution of shellfish culture beds, or may be contaminated by infected food-handlers.

Keywords

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Enteric Virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Viral Gastroenteritis Foodborne Outbreak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miren Iturriza-Gómara
    • 1
  • Chris I. Gallimore
    • 1
  • Jim Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.Enteric Virus Unit, Virus Reference DepartmentCentre for Infections,Health Protection AgencyLondonUK

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