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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Hepatitis A virus

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Identification Of Potential Bacterial Surrogates For Validation Of Thermal Inactivation Processes Of Hepatitis A Virus, Marcel Schmidt Aug 2016

Identification Of Potential Bacterial Surrogates For Validation Of Thermal Inactivation Processes Of Hepatitis A Virus, Marcel Schmidt

Masters Theses

Thermal treatment is a method for inactivating pathogens in a wide range of food products. Recent studies have shown that hepatitis A virus (HAV) has a D72°C [D72 degree celcius] of 0.9 min in buffer which is greater than vegetative bacterial pathogens. Common surrogates, such as Listeria innocua, are not resistant enough to be used as surrogates for HAV, thus, new surrogates need to be identified. The purpose of this study was to compare the thermal inactivation kinetics (D- and z-values) of Staphylococcus carnosus in different foods and different incubation temperatures to identify a potential surrogate for ...


Blueberry Polyphenols As Natural Antimicrobial Agents Against Foodborne Viruses: Towards Understanding Their Mechanism And Applications In Food Systems, Snehal Shrikant Joshi Aug 2015

Blueberry Polyphenols As Natural Antimicrobial Agents Against Foodborne Viruses: Towards Understanding Their Mechanism And Applications In Food Systems, Snehal Shrikant Joshi

Doctoral Dissertations

Foodborne viruses are recognized as public health concerns worldwide and therefore effective strategies to control their spread are being researched. Blueberries are known for their health benefits and antimicrobial properties. This study aimed to (1) determine the antiviral effects of blueberry juice (BJ) and blueberry proanthocyanidins (B-PAC) against the infectivity of hepatitis A virus (HAV), Aichi virus (AiV) and human norovirus surrogates (feline calicivirus (FCV-F9) and murine norovirus (MNV-1)) at 37oC over 24-h using standard plaque assays; (2) evaluate antiviral effects in model foods (apple juice (AJ) and 2% milk) and simulated gastrointestinal conditions at 37oC ...


Control Of Emerging Foodborne Viruses Using Cranberry Extracts And Chemical Sanitizers, Snigdha Nitin Sewlikar Dec 2014

Control Of Emerging Foodborne Viruses Using Cranberry Extracts And Chemical Sanitizers, Snigdha Nitin Sewlikar

Masters Theses

Human norovirus (HNoV), hepatitis A virus (HAV) and Aichi virus (AiV) outbreaks that cause severe foodborne disease are on the rise globally. Strategies to prevent and mitigate the spread of these viral infections need to be investigated. HNoV, HAV and AiV are known to be resistant to most of the conventionally used chemical inactivation methods. Cranberry juice (CJ) and cranberry proanthocyanidins (C-PAC) have demonstrated antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. CJ and C-PAC have been shown to exhibit antiviral activities against HNoV surrogates, feline calicivirus (FCV-F9) and murine norovirus (MNV-1) at room temperature. Hence, the objectives of this research were (1) To ...


Thermal Inactivation Of Human Norovirus Surrogates And Hepatitis A Virus In Foods, Hayriye Bozkurt Cekmer May 2014

Thermal Inactivation Of Human Norovirus Surrogates And Hepatitis A Virus In Foods, Hayriye Bozkurt Cekmer

Doctoral Dissertations

Foodborne enteric viruses are the leading cause of gastroenteritis in humans. In particular, human noroviruses and hepatitis A virus (HAV) are the most important foodborne viral pathogens with regard to the number of outbreaks and people affected. Therefore, studies are needed to bridge existing data gaps and determine appropriate parameters for thermal inactivation methods for human norovirus and hepatitis A virus. Due to the absence of appropriate cell culture systems to propagate these viruses, cultivable surrogates (feline calicivirus, FCV-F9 and murine norovirus, MNV-1) are commonly used based on the assumption that they can mimic the viruses they represent. The objectives ...