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Shellfish-Borne Viral Outbreaks: A Systematic Review

Overview of attention for article published in Food and Environmental Virology, November 2012
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Shellfish-Borne Viral Outbreaks: A Systematic Review
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Food and Environmental Virology, November 2012
DOI 10.1007/s12560-012-9097-6
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M. Bellou, P. Kokkinos, A. Vantarakis


Investigations of disease outbreaks linked to shellfish consumption have been reported in the scientific literature; however, only few countries systematically collate and report such data through a disease surveillance system. We conducted a systematic review to investigate shellfish-borne viral outbreaks and to explore their distribution in different countries, and to determine if different types of shellfish and viruses are implicated. Six databases (Medline, Embase, Scopus, PubMed, Eurosurveillance Journal and Spingerlink electronic Journal) and a global electronic reporting system (ProMED) were searched from 1980 to July 2012. About 359 shellfish-borne viral outbreaks, alongside with nine ProMED reports, involving shellfish consumption, were identified. The majority of the reported outbreaks were located in East Asia, followed by Europe, America, Oceania, Australia and Africa. More than half of the outbreaks (63.6 %) were reported from Japan. The most common viral pathogens involved were norovirus (83.7 %) and hepatitis A virus (12.8 %). The most frequent type of consumed shellfish which was involved in outbreaks was oysters (58.4 %). Outbreaks following shellfish consumption were often attributed to water contamination by sewage and/or undercooking. Differences in reporting of outbreaks were seen between the scientific literature and ProMED. Consumption of contaminated shellfish represents a risk to public health in both developed and developing countries, but impact will be disproportionate and likely to compound existing health disparities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 69 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Unspecified 9 13%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Other 19 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 28%
Unspecified 15 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 9%
Environmental Science 6 9%
Other 16 23%

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