Bivalve molusks represent an important source of food in Italy. These filter feeding organisms can accumulate varoius particles, including human enteric viruses such as Noroviruses, causing the majority of non bacterial foodborne gastroenteritis worldwide. Bivalve molluscs are often involved in Norovirus outbreaks because they are frequently consumed raw or only slightly cooked. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of Norovirus in three commercially most popular species of bivalve mollusks available at retail in the Italian Region of Emilia Romagna in order to assess the possible risk for consumers of raw or not enough cooked bivalve mollusks.

Norovirus presence in three commercially most popular species of bivalve mollusks available in the Emilia Romagna Region, Italy

GRODZKI, MARCO;SERRATORE, PATRIZIA;CIULLI, SARA
2010

Abstract

Bivalve molusks represent an important source of food in Italy. These filter feeding organisms can accumulate varoius particles, including human enteric viruses such as Noroviruses, causing the majority of non bacterial foodborne gastroenteritis worldwide. Bivalve molluscs are often involved in Norovirus outbreaks because they are frequently consumed raw or only slightly cooked. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of Norovirus in three commercially most popular species of bivalve mollusks available at retail in the Italian Region of Emilia Romagna in order to assess the possible risk for consumers of raw or not enough cooked bivalve mollusks.
Future Challenge in Food and Environmental Virology
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Grodzki M.; Serratore P.; Muscillo M.; Ciulli S.
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