Molecular Study of the Persistence of Infectious Human Norovirus on Food-Contact Surfaces

@article{Lamhoujeb2009MolecularSO,
  title={Molecular Study of the Persistence of Infectious Human Norovirus on Food-Contact Surfaces},
  author={Safaa Lamhoujeb and Ismail Fliss and Solange E Ngazoa and Julie Jean},
  journal={Food and Environmental Virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={51-56}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of relative humidity (RH) and temperature on norovirus (NoV) persistence as infectious particles on food-contact surfaces such as stainless steel and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). For this purpose, a new method combining enzymatic digestion with molecular beacon-based NASBA targeting the ORF1-ORF2 domain was developed to discriminate between infectious and noninfectious NoV. Stainless steel and PVC disks were contaminated with known amounts of… CONTINUE READING