Food Safety
Viruses (biological)

A virus of particular concern to food safety is?


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Food and waterborne viruses contribute to a substantial number of illnesses throughout the world. Among those most commonly known are hepatitis A virus, rotavirus, hepatitis E virus, and noroviruses.

This diverse group is transmitted by the fecal-oral route. The name Norovirus is derived from Norwalk virus, which is responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the United States.

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