‘Norwalk‐like viruses’ as a cause of foodborne disease outbreaks

@article{Parashar2001NorwalklikeVA,
  title={‘Norwalk‐like viruses’ as a cause of foodborne disease outbreaks},
  author={Umesh D. Parashar and Stephan S Monroe},
  journal={Reviews in Medical Virology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11}
}
While outbreaks of foodborne disease remain an important public health concern, their aetiology is not identified in a majority of instances. In targeted studies, the application of newly developed molecular assays has demonstrated that a large proportion of these outbreaks may be caused by the ‘Norwalk‐like viruses’ (NLV), a genus of genetically related viruses belonging to the family Caliciviridae. NLV outbreaks associated with consumption of faecally contaminated oysters are frequently… Expand
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