[automatically translated] The enteric viruses replicate in the human intestine and can be eliminated from infected individuals at high concentrations; therefore the municipal wastewater can carry a large amount of pathogens causing gold-faecal infections and contaminate surface waters, including marine. The edible bivalve molluscs are often implicated in the transmission of gastrointestinal diseases of viral origin because, being filter feeders, are a potential reservoir of pathogens and toxins. Despite improved techniques for wastewater treatment and classification of breeding areas and shellfishing, the risk of transmission of enteric pathogens associated with filter feeding bivalve shellfish consumption is a health issue of great relevance.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|