n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Water- and foodborne viruses : current developments : main article

Volume 29, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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