Surveillance of Enteric Viruses and Microbial Indicators in the Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Harvest Waters along Louisiana Gulf Coast.

@article{Montazeri2015SurveillanceOE,
  title={Surveillance of Enteric Viruses and Microbial Indicators in the Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Harvest Waters along Louisiana Gulf Coast.},
  author={Naim Montazeri and Morgan Maite and Da Ke Liu and Jiemin Cormier and Matthew Landry and John Shackleford and Lucina E Lampila and Eric C. Achberger and Marlene E. Janes},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2015},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={M1075-82}
}
Noroviruses are the most common causative agent of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and are responsible for major foodborne illnesses in the United States. Filter-feeding molluscan shellfish exposed to sewage-contaminated waters bioaccumulate viruses, and if consumed raw, transmit the viruses to humans and cause illness. We investigated the occurrence of norovirus GI and GII and microbial indicators of fecal contamination in the eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and water from commercial… CONTINUE READING
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