Viruses Are Not Multiply In Food

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Collins (1997) stated that Viruses are not true living cells and are much smaller than bacteria. Viruses are composed of a protein coating around genetic material (DNA or RNA) and are unable to reproduce unless they are inside a living cell. Viruses do not multiply in food. They do multiply in cells in various organs or tissues of the body. For example, Hepatitis A virus replicates in cells of the liver. It is quite difficult to isolate viruses on or in food. Normally, the best treatment for viral infections is allowing time (bed rest) for each individual's functioning immune system to combat the virus Viruses are much smaller in size. The viruses differ from bacteria are they cannot live outside without living host human or animals. The two important viruses are Hepatitis A virus and nor viruses

Illnesses caused by Viruses
The viruses' food borne disease differs from bacteria:
1) They can only multiply inside the living host
2) Viruses do not multiply in foods.
3) Viruses are usually transferred from one food
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Handle foods properly
2. Cook the at recommended temperature
3. Avoid eating raw seafood's
4. Food handlers must practice good personal hygiene
5. Wash hands and fingernails properly

2- Norwalk Virus
 Virus: Norwalk virus
 Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, low grade fever
 Food Sources: contaminated water, shellfish from contaminated, water, contaminated fruits and vegetables
 Prevention: Cook foods to a proper temperature, practice good personal hygiene, wash hands and fingernails

3- Rota Virus
 Virus: Cause diseases like Rota virus gastroenteritis
 It is the leading cause of severe diarrhea among infants and children.
 Symptoms: vomiting, low grade fever, watery diarrhea
 Transmission: person to person spread through contaminated hands
 Prevention: Cook foods properly, practice good personal
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