New approaches in microbial pathogen detection

L. N. Kahyaoglu, J. Irudayaraj

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Viruses are common causes of foodborne outbreaks. Viral diseases have low fatality rates but transmission to humans via food is important due to the high probability of consuming fecally contaminated food or water because of poor food handling. Because of the low infectious doses of some foodborne viruses, there is a need for standardization and the development of new sensitive methods for detecting viruses. The focus is on molecular and non-molecular approaches, and emerging methods for the detection of foodborne viruses. The detection of noroviruses, hepatitis A and E viruses, rotaviruses and adenoviruses will be discussed. The chapter will conclude with insights into future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Microbial Food Safety
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780857094384
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Detection
  • Food safety
  • Foodborne
  • Nanotechnology
  • Outbreak
  • Virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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