Summary of Awards to Date

The risk of viral foodborne disease: an integrated approach using laboratory-based methods and mathematical modeling.

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Date

Sep. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2008

Award Number

NC09726

Funding Agency

USDA - CSREES

Amount Awarded

$351,344.00

Investigator

Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University

Co-Investigator(s)

Moe, C., and Mokhtari, A.

Summary

Recent estimates indicate that the human gastrointestinal viruses are the most common cause of foodborne disease. These viruses are frequently transmitted by infected food handlers. Unfortunately, little is known about the risk of human disease and the efficacy of proposed methods to control virus transmission via contaminated foods. This work will provide significant understanding of persistence and transfer of gastrointestinal viruses in the food handling environment, their risk of infecting humans, and ways that such risk can be reduced