The Norovirus: Features, Detection, And Prevention Of Foodborne Disease by Paul K S ChanThe Norovirus: Features, Detection, And Prevention Of Foodborne Disease by Paul K S Chan

The Norovirus: Features, Detection, And Prevention Of Foodborne Disease

byPaul K S ChanEditorHoi Shan Kwan

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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The Norovirus: Features, Detection and Prevention of Foodborne Diseaseis a unique and valuable reference for both researchers in industry and students who need to understand how this specific pathogen behaves in order to improve control of food as a transmission of this infectious biological agent.

The information in the book provides essential, specific information to help further understand potential new strains of the pathogen, offering detection analysis and prevention strategies of the pathogen to assist in combatting the spread of foodborne illness. Written by national and international experts in the field, this book will be a practical source of information for food scientists, food microbiologists, food technologists, food industry workers, public health workers, and students.



  • Provides detailed knowledge of food as a mode of transmission, of detection, and of the biology and impact of Norovirus
  • Includes applications to other relevant strains of foodborne pathogens
  • Presents foodborne disease outbreak case studies to enhance learning
Paul KS Chan is the Clinical Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology, and Deputy Director of the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also serves as Honorary Consultant in Microbiology for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.Professor Chan obtaine...
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Title:The Norovirus: Features, Detection, And Prevention Of Foodborne DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128041773

ISBN - 13:9780128041772

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Table of Contents

Health Impact 1. Global disease burden of foodborne illnesses associated with norovirus 2. Overview of Norovirus as a food-borne pathogen 3. Shellfish and Berries: the ready to eat food most involved in human Norovirus outbreaks

Pathogen 4. Structure and genotypes of Noroviruses 5. Whole genome sequencing approach to genotyping and epidemiology

Pathogen and the Host 6. Clinical manifestations 7. Immune response

Detection and Diagnosis 8. Detection and laboratory diagnosis of Noroviruses 9. PCR assays for diagnosis 10. PANtrap A Novel Detection Method for General Food Samples 11. Immunochromatographic tests for rapid diagnosis of noroviruses

Control and Prevention 12. Infection control and outbreak management 13. Vaccine development