Sep. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2008Award Number
USDA - CSREESAmount Awarded
Lee-Ann Jaykus, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University
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