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Food and Environmental Virology

Food and Environmental Virology

The Official Journal of the International Society for Food and Environmental Virology

Main editor: Albert Bosch

ISSN: 1867-0334 (print version)
ISSN: 1867-0342 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12560

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Professor Albert Bosch, University of Barcelona (Spain)

Associate Editors:

Dr. Sabah Bidawid, Health Canada

Professor Jennifer Cannon, University of Georgia (USA)

Dr. Nigel Cook, The Food and Environment Research Agency (UK)

Professor Maureen Taylor, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Dr. Jan Vinje, Centers for Disease Control (USA)

Editorial Board:

Professor Rakesh Aggarwal, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (India)

Dr. Mohammad Alotaibi, Kuwait Institution for Scientific Research (Kuwait)

Professor Annalaura Carducci, University of Pisa (Italy)

Dr. Theresa Cromeans, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA)

Dr. Shay Fout, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USA)

Professor Christophe Gantzer, University of Nancy (France)

Professor Charles Gerba, University of Arizona (USA)

Professor Rosina Girones, University of Barcelona (Spain)

Professor Sagar Goyal, University of Minnesota (USA)

Dr. Grant Hansman, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (Japan)

Dr. Lee Ann Jaykus, North Carolina State University (USA)

Dr. David Kingsley, Delaware State University (USA)

Dr. Leena Maunula, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Dr. Christine Moe, Emory University (USA) 

Dr. Abidelfatah Nasser, Beit-Berl College (Israel)

Dr. Tamas Petrovic, Scientific Veterinary Institute "Novi Sad" (Serbia)

Professor William Rawlinson, The Prince of Wales Hospital (Australia)

Dr. Gary Richards, United States Department of Agriculture (USA)

Dr. David Rodríguez-Lázaro, University of Burgos (Spain)

Dr. Artur Rzezutka, National Veterinary Research Institute (Poland)

Dr. Juan Carlos Sáiz, Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agraria (Spain)

Dr. Gloria Sanchez, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) and Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), (Spain)

Dr. Apostolos Vantarakis, University of Patras (Greece)

Dr. Peter Wyn-Jones, University of Aberystwyth (UK)

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    Food and Environmental Virology publishes original articles, notes and review articles on any aspect relating to the transmission of pathogenic viruses via the environment (water, air, soil etc.) and foods. This includes epidemiological studies, identification of novel or emerging pathogens, methods of analysis or characterisation, studies on survival and elimination, and development of procedural controls for industrial processes, e.g. HACCP plans. The journal will cover all aspects of this important area, and encompass studies on any human, animal, and plant pathogenic virus which is capable of transmission via the environment or food.

    Principal subject areas can be classed into four categories, as follows.

    Current and Emerging Issues, for example:
    Outbreak descriptions
    Elucidation of routes of transmission
    Environmental transmission of non-enteric viruses
    Novel and / or emerging viruses, including zoonotic viruses
    Viruses in water treatment plants

    Analytical Methods, for example:
    Detection methods for waterborne viruses
    Detection methods for foodborne viruses
    Detection methods for airborne viruses
    New methods for sample treatment
    Validation of methods
    Application of methods (e.g. virus prevalence in food and the environment)

    Data Analysis, for example:
    New systems
    Risk Assessment
    Modular process risk models

    Control of viruses, for example:
    Structural stability of viruses
    Survival in the environment and foods
    Transport of viruses through soils
    Elimination procedures for food and environmental application
    Evaluation of current and novel industrial disinfection processes
    Procedural controls, e.g. HACCP
    Personal protective efforts, e.g. hand hygiene, and antisepsis

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