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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210987/antiviral-activity-of-ctn-15-34-a-cathelicidin-derived-eicosapeptide-against-infectious-myonecrosis-virus-in-litopenaeus-vannamei-primary-hemocyte-cultures
#1
P R N Vieira-Girão, C B Falcão, I R C B Rocha, H M R Lucena, F H F Costa, G Rádis-Baptista
The shrimp farming has been converted into a mature aquaculture industry dealing with over millions of metric tonnes of processed commodities. Nevertheless, the global shrimp productions are constantly threatened by disease outbreaks, mainly triggered by rapidly disseminating viruses. Infectious myonecrosis virus (IMNV) is one of these epizootic agents affecting shrimp production in Brazil, of which no treatment exists. Herein, the antiviral activity against IMNV of an eicosapeptide, named Ctn[15-34], derived from a member of the cathelicidin family of antimicrobial peptides, was demonstrated...
February 16, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205130/isolation-and-characterization-of-bacillus-cereus-bacteriophages-from-foods-and-soil
#2
Hyejin Oh, Dong Joo Seo, Su Been Jeon, Hyunkyung Park, Suntak Jeong, Hyang Sook Chun, Mihwa Oh, Changsun Choi
The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize Bacillus cereus bacteriophages of various origins. Twenty-seven bacteriophages against B. cereus were isolated from various Korean traditional fermented foods and soils. Plaque size, transmission electron microscopy, virulence profile, and in vitro lytic activity of bacteriophage isolates were examined. Transmission electron microscopy confirmed B. cereus bacteriophages belonging to the family Siphoviridae. Among B. cereus bacteriophages with broad host range, 18 isolates (66...
February 15, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197973/assessment-and-evaluation-of-an-integrated-hybrid-anaerobic-aerobic-sewage-treatment-system-for-the-removal-of-enteric-viruses
#3
Waled Morsy El-Senousy, Sohair Imam Abou-Elela
The capability of a cost-effective and a small size decentralized pilot wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) to remove enteric viruses such as rotavirus, norovirus genogroup I (GGI), norovirus genogroup II (GGII), Hepatitis E virus (HEV), and adenovirus was studied. This pilot plant is an integrated hybrid anaerobic/aerobic setup which consisted of anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), biological aerated filter (BAF), and inclined plate settler (IPS). Both the UASB and BAF are packed with a non-woven polyester fabric (NWPF)...
February 14, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197972/prevalence-and-molecular-characterization-of-the-hepatitis-e-virus-in-retail-pork-products-marketed-in-canada
#4
Oksana Mykytczuk, Jennifer Harlow, Sabah Bidawid, Nathalie Corneau, Neda Nasheri
Infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV) is very common worldwide. HEV causes acute viral hepatitis with approximately 20 million cases per year. While HEV genotypes 1 and 2 cause large waterborne and foodborne outbreaks with a significant mortality in developing countries, genotypes 3 and 4 are more prevalent in developed countries with transmission being mostly zoonotic. In North America and Europe, HEV has been increasingly detected in swine, and exposure to pigs and pork products is considered to be the primary source of infection...
February 14, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185207/quantification-and-genotyping-of-aichi-virus-1-in-water-samples-in-the-kathmandu-valley-nepal
#5
Eiji Haramoto, Masaaki Kitajima
Aichi virus 1 genomes were detected by quantitative PCR in groundwater from shallow dug (10/22) and tube wells (1/15), river water (14/14), and sewage (1/1), with the maximum concentration of 4.0 × 10(9) copies/l. Nucleotide sequencing analysis demonstrated the prevalence of genotype B in the virus positive samples.
February 9, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181155/genetic-analysis-of-norovirus-strains-that-caused-gastroenteritis-outbreaks-among-river-rafters-in-the-grand-canyon-arizona
#6
Masaaki Kitajima, Brandon C Iker, Anne Magill-Collins, Marlene Gaither, James D Stoehr, Charles P Gerba
Toilet solid waste samples collected from five outbreaks among rafters in the Grand Canyon were subjected to sequencing analysis of norovirus partial capsid gene. The results revealed that a GI.3 strain was associated with one outbreak, whereas the other outbreaks were caused by GII.5 whose sequences shared >98.9% homology.
February 8, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176295/critical-review-on-the-public-health-impact-of-norovirus-contamination-in-shellfish-and-the-environment-a-uk-perspective
#7
REVIEW
Francis Hassard, Jasmine H Sharp, Helen Taft, Lewis LeVay, John P Harris, James E McDonald, Karen Tuson, James Wilson, David L Jones, Shelagh K Malham
We review the risk of norovirus (NoV) infection to the human population from consumption of contaminated shellfish. From a UK perspective, risk is apportioned for different vectors of NoV infection within the population. NoV spreads mainly by person-to-person contact or via unsanitary food handling. NoV also enters the coastal zone via wastewater discharges resulting in contamination of shellfish waters. Typically, NoV persists in the marine environment for several days, with its presence strongly linked to human population density, wastewater discharge rate, and efficacy of wastewater treatment...
February 7, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160215/the-impact-of-the-extreme-amazonian-flood-season-on-the-incidence-of-viral-gastroenteritis-cases
#8
Carmen Baur Vieira, Adriana de Abreu Corrêa, Michele Silva de Jesus, Sérgio Luiz Bessa Luz, Peter Wyn-Jones, David Kay, Mônica Simões Rocha, Marize Pereira Miagostovich
During the Amazonian flood season in 2012, the Negro River reached its highest level in 110 years, submerging residential and commercial areas which appeared associated with an elevation in the observed gastroenteritis cases in the city of Manaus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microbiological water quality of the Negro River basin during this extreme flood to investigate this apparent association between the illness cases and the population exposed to the contaminated waters. Forty water samples were collected and analysed for classic and emerging enteric viruses...
February 3, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120262/re-emergence-of-a-gii-4-norovirus-sydney-2012-variant-equipped-with-gii-p16-rdrp-and-its-predominance-over-novel-variants-of-gii-17-in-south-korea-in-2016
#9
Yong Seon Choi, Eung Seo Koo, Man Su Kim, Jong Duck Choi, Yongsik Shin, Yong Seok Jeong
Noroviruses are major causative pathogen of nonbacterial acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Of the seven genogroups of noroviruses suggested recently, genogroup II genotype 4 (GII.4) had been the most common genotype identified in hospitalized patients in the last few decades. However, since the latter half of 2014, new variants of GII.17 have been reported as the main causes of outbreaks over GII.4 in East Asia and have also occurred in America and Europe. In this study, we monitored norovirus GII in coastal streams at South Gyeongsang province and South Jeolla province of South Korea from March 2015 to May 2016...
January 24, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110375/hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-4-sequences-detected-in-sewage-from-treatment-plants-of-china
#10
Heng Li, Wei Li, Ruiping She, Liang Yu, Qiaoxing Wu, Jingling Yang, Fengjiao Hu, Majid Hussain Soomro, Ruihan Shi, Wenzhuo Hao, Yue Zhao, Jingjing Mao
The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) in sewage samples in Shen Zhen, China. Sewage samples were collected from 152 sewage plants including livestock sewage, domestic sewage and treated sewage from May to July of 2015. Two of 152 samples were HEV positive (1.32%) from the livestock sewage plants. Partial ORF2 fragments of HEV were sequenced and a phylogenetic tree was constructed using MEGA5.1. Blast and phylogenetic analyses showed that both of these two sequences belonged to HEV Genotype 4...
January 21, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054332/prevalence-of-foodborne-viruses-in-mussels-in-southern-italy
#11
Giovanna Fusco, Ilaria Di Bartolo, Barbara Cioffi, Giovanni Ianiro, Pierpaolo Palermo, Marina Monini, Maria Grazia Amoroso
In this study, the prevalence of various enteric viruses in Mytilus galloprovincialis (Mediterranean mussel) belonging to class A and class B mollusc-harvesting areas in the Campania region in southern Italy was evaluated. One hundred and eight mussels were analysed using real-time reverse transcription PCR during a 2-year collection period (2014-2015) to detect the following viruses: human norovirus (genogroups I and II), rotavirus, astrovirus, sapovirus, aichivirus, hepatitis A virus and hepatitis E virus...
January 4, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040848/new-proof-of-concept-in-viral-inactivation-virucidal-efficacy-of-405%C3%A2-nm-light-against-feline-calicivirus-as-a-model-for-norovirus-decontamination
#12
Rachael M Tomb, Michelle Maclean, John E Coia, Elizabeth Graham, Michael McDonald, Chintamani D Atreya, Scott J MacGregor, John G Anderson
The requirement for novel decontamination technologies for use in hospitals is ever present. One such system uses 405 nm visible light to inactivate microorganisms via ROS-generated oxidative damage. Although effective for bacterial and fungal inactivation, little is known about the virucidal effects of 405 nm light. Norovirus (NoV) gastroenteritis outbreaks often occur in the clinical setting, and this study was designed to investigate potential inactivation effects of 405 nm light on the NoV surrogate, feline calicivirus (FCV)...
December 31, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943110/food-borne-viruses-in-shellfish-investigation-on-norovirus-and-hav-presence-in-apulia-se-italy
#13
G La Bella, V Martella, M G Basanisi, G Nobili, V Terio, G La Salandra
Shellfish are an important vehicle for transmission of food-borne pathogens including norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV). The risks related with consumption of shellfish are greater if these products are eaten raw or slightly cooked. As molluscs are filter-feeding organisms, they are able to concentrate pathogens dispersed in the water. Data on shellfish viral contamination are therefore useful to obtain a background information on the presence of contamination in the environment, chiefly in shellfish production areas and to generate a picture of the epidemiology of viral pathogens in local populations...
December 10, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933493/norovirus-gii-pe-genotype-tracking-a-foodborne-outbreak-on-a-cruise-ship-through-molecular-epidemiology-brazil-2014
#14
Simone Guadagnucci Morillo, Adriana Luchs, Audrey Cilli, Cibele Daniel Ribeiro, Rita de Cássia Compagnoli Carmona, Maria do Carmo Sampaio Tavares Timenetsky
Norovirus (NoV) is recognized as the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks. In 2014, an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis occurred on a cruise ship in Brazil, and NoV became the suspected etiology. Here we present the molecular identification of the NoV strains and the use of sequence analysis to determine modes of virus transmission. Food (cream cheese, tuna salad, grilled fish, orange mousse, and vegetables soup) and clinical samples were analyzed by ELISA, conventional RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, and sequencing...
December 8, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909946/norovirus-gii-17-outbreak-linked-to-an-infected-post-symptomatic-food-worker-in-a-french-military-unit-located-in-france
#15
Marc-Antoine Sanchez, Simon-Pierre Corcostégui, Charles-Arnaud De Broucker, Olivier Cabre, Stéphanie Watier-Grillot, Sylvie Perelle, Katia Ambert-Balay, Vincent Pommier de Santi
In February 2016, an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred in a French military unit located in Poitiers, France. Attack rate was of 34% (103/300). A case-control study identified association between illness and cake consumption. Stool samples were tested positive for Norovirus GII.17 for one patient and one post-symptomatic food worker (FW). The FW presented vomiting one day before cake preparation. The NoV strain was probably spread through food worker hand contact. Prevention of Norovirus foodborne outbreaks implies new guidelines for FWs management in France and Europe...
December 1, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888443/the-effect-of-heat-and-free-chlorine-treatments-on-the-surface-properties-of-murine-norovirus
#16
Adrien Brié, Ravo Razafimahefa, Julie Loutreul, Aurélie Robert, Christophe Gantzer, Nicolas Boudaud, Isabelle Bertrand
Heat and free chlorine are among the most efficient and commonly used treatments to inactivate enteric viruses, but their global inactivation mechanisms have not been elucidated yet. These treatments have been shown to affect at least the capsid proteins of viruses and thus may affect the surface properties (i.e. electrostatic charge and hydrophobicity) of such particles. Our aim was to study the effects of heat and free chlorine on surface properties for a murine norovirus chosen as surrogate for human norovirus...
November 25, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236707/quantitative-pcr-detection-and-characterisation-of-human-adenovirus-rotavirus-and-hepatitis-a-virus-in-discharged-effluents-of-two-wastewater-treatment-facilities-in-the-eastern-cape-south-africa
#17
Martins Ajibade Adefisoye, Uchechukwu U Nwodo, Ezekiel Green, Anthony Ifeanyin Okoh
The occurrence of enteric viruses in reclaimed wastewater, their removal by efficient treatment processes and the public health hazards associated with their release into the environments are of great significance in environmental microbiology. In this study, TaqMan-based real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to assess the prevalence of human adenovirus (HAdV), rotavirus (RV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the final effluents of two wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, over a twelve-month sampling period...
December 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853931/hepatitis-e-virus-genotype-3-in-slurry-samples-from-swine-farming-activities-in-italy
#18
G La Rosa, S Della Libera, M Brambilla, C Bisaglia, G Pisani, A R Ciccaglione, R Bruni, S Taffon, M Equestre, M Iaconelli
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an emergent causative agent of acute hepatitis, transmitted by fecal-oral route. Infection with HEV is a global cause for morbidity and mortality throughout the world: it mainly causes large outbreaks in endemic areas and sporadic autochthonous cases in industrialized countries where HEV infections seem to be an emergent zoonotic disease. Infection of porcine livestock and its relationship with the human cases have been demonstrated. The present study describes an investigation on the prevalence and diversity of HEV in pig slurry in Italy...
November 16, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815782/preliminary-source-tracking-of-male-specific-f-rna-coliphage-on-lettuce-as-a-surrogate-of-enteric-viruses-using-reverse-transcription-pcr
#19
Mojgan Yazdi, Masoud Yavarmanesh, Masumeh Bahreini, Mohebbat Mohebbi
The aim of this research was to preliminary track fecal source male-specific F(+)RNA coliphages including human and animals in lettuce. At first, two published virus extraction procedures of ultracentrifugation and PEG precipitation were compared using DAL assay for determining the recovery efficiency in lettuce spiked artificially with three concentrations (10(2), 10(4), 10(6) pfu/100 ml) of MS2 coliphage. The results showed that PEG precipitation had the highest recovery in which the recovery efficiency at the spiked level of 10(6) pfu/100 ml was 16...
November 4, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807684/inhibition-of-murine-norovirus-and-feline-calicivirus-by-edible-herbal-extracts
#20
Dong Joo Seo, Changsun Choi
Human noroviruses (HuNoVs) cause foodborne and waterborne viral gastroenteritis worldwide. Because HuNoV culture systems have not been developed thus far, no available medicines or vaccines preventing infection with HuNoVs exist. Some herbal extracts were considered as phytomedicines because of their bioactive components. In this study, the inhibitory effects of 29 edible herbal extracts against the norovirus surrogates murine norovirus (MNV) and feline calicivirus (FCV) were examined. FCV was significantly inhibited to 86...
November 2, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
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