n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Water- and foodborne viruses : current developments : main article
|Article Title||Water- and foodborne viruses : current developments : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Maureen B. Taylor|
|Publication Date||May 2011|
|Pages||207 - 209|
|Keyword(s)||University of Pretoria|
Despite the major advances made in preventive health care and food technology, water and foodborne transmission of human enteric viruses is a well-recognised widespread public health problem. Factors such as changing lifestyles and demographics, faster and more frequent travel, decreasing water supplies and the globalisation of the food industry have contributed to the increase in water- and foodborne infections. Water and food contaminated with viruses may conform to acceptable bacterial standards and look, taste and smell normal.
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