Detection of human food-borne and zoonotic viruses on irrigated, field-grown strawberries.
Julie Brassard , Marie-Josée Gagné, Mylène Généreux and Caroline Côté
Nom de la revue: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78(10): 3763-3766.
The presence of pathogenic human and zoonotic viruses on irrigated, field-grown strawberries was investigated. Norovirus genogroup I, rotavirus and swine hepatitis E virus genogroup 3 were detected on samples of these strawberries. Irrigation water was concluded to be the source of viral contamination.