New research identifies norovirus levels in oysters

New research identifies norovirus levels in oysters

Research published today by the Food Standards Agency shows that a significant proportion (76%) of oysters tested from UK oyster growing beds contained norovirus. The virus was detected at low levels in more than half of the positive samples (52%). It is difficult to assess the potential health impact of these findings, as the available […]

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    Noroviruses are highly contagious and are transmitted via the faeces and vomit of infected people, either through direct contact or throught contaminated objects or via food and water. The incubation period is one to three days.



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