Occurrence and transmission of food- and waterborne viruses by fomites

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This chapter discusses occurrence and survival of viruses on fomites (inanimate objects). The significance of transfer of viruses from fomites to hands and other objects is discussed and existing data reviewed. The application of transmission models to better quantify the extent of fomite transmission and the success of interventions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationViruses in Food and Water
Subtitle of host publicationRisks, Surveillance and Control
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780857094308
StatePublished - May 2013


  • Fomites
  • Modeling transmission
  • Transmission of viruses
  • Virus survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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