1.) Which group of viruses is the most common cause of viral foodborne disease?
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Foodborne disease of viral origin is a big deal in developed countries such as the United States. Report shows that more that than 50% of cases of food poisoning in the country are viral (Foodborne illness, n.d.). Foodborne viral diseases usually occur after a period of 1-3 days incubation and the disease affects even healthy individuals which just normally recover though as the illness is self-limited.
In the U.S., Hepatitis A and Norwalk virus are the two top causing foodborne diseases of viral origin (CDC, 2003). In 2004 alone, Norovirus of family Caliciviridae ("CDC - Norovirus: Home," n.d.) has been implicated for at least 57% of foodborne related disease outbreaks (Foodborne illness, n.d.). ...
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