New approaches in microbial pathogen detection

Kahyaoğlu L. N.

in: Advances in microbial food safety, John Sofos, Editor, Woodhead Publishing Limited , Oxford, pp.202-226, 2013

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Other Book
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • City: Oxford
  • Page Numbers: pp.202-226
  • Editors: John Sofos, Editor


Viruses are common causes of foodborne outbreaks. Viral diseases have low fatality rates but transmission to humans via food is important due to the high probability of consuming fecally contaminated food or water because of poor food handling. Because of the low infectious doses of some foodborne viruses, there is a need for standardization and the development of new sensitive methods for detecting viruses. The focus is on molecular and non- molecular approaches, and emerging methods for the detection of foodborne viruses. The detection of noroviruses, hepatitis A and E viruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses will be discussed. The chapter will conclude with insights into future research directions.