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    1.) How are shellfish associated with foodborne viral infections?

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    Shellfish are associated with the Norwalk virus, an RNA virus in the Caliciviridae family. The Norovirus is responsible for 90% of the non bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis worldwide and 50% of all gastroenteritis cases in the United States.

    Norovirus is commonly spread by fecal contamination of the water and by person to person contact. Norovirus can also be spread through vomit if surfaces are not properly cleaned. The Norovirus cannot grow on food; instead it is spread when an infected individual ...

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