Project

Transmission routes of Noroviruses, emerging human pathogens in food – NORISK – 2nd phase

Duration
15 December 2008 → 31 January 2011
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
Keywords
transmission routes foodborne gastroenteritis detection norovirus
 
Project description

The NORISK project aims to elucidate transmission routes of noroviruses, pathogens generally recognized as a leading cause of foodborne non-bacterial gastroenteritis.These goals will be accomplished by (1) development of detection methods for norovirus in food products, (2) investigation of (foodborne) norovirus outbreaks and (3) investigation of possible zoonotic transmission. Ghent University focuses mainly on development of norovirus detection methodology.