The overall objective of this project is to provide useful tools for the evaluation of human viral contamination in shellfish and innovative technology for their quality control and depuration. Shellfish viral contamination is currently under 1 diagnosed, although significant epidemiological studies have linked viral illnesses to the consumption of contaminated shellfish. To answer this problem molecular typing and study of the resistance of major human enteric viruses will be investigated. Moreover, the quality of harvesting areas and shellfish depuration process will be assessed. These information will help evaluating various tools; routing methodologies, "Warning system" to prevent the contamination of harvesting areas, "Good Depuration Practices" to secure the shellfish depuration process. The project results will provide the elements for a sustainable development of European shellfish production.
Actual's project outcome are:
- Scientific publications;
- validated methods to detect viruses in water and shellfish;
- Virus Like Particles (conception, production aand exemples of application);
- validated depuration processes;
- recommandation to limit the risk for the consumer.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
6708 PD Wageningen
3720 BA Bilthoven
171 82 Solna - 17182