As predicted, the illness count in the Hepatitis A Berry Outbreak has continued to rise. The figure currently stands at 118 reported cases. According to the CDC, 47% of affected people have been hospitalized and 80% of those ill reported eating the Townsend berry blend. Investigations are ongoing, as are inspections of Townsend processing facilities [...]
What Is Food Virology?
Food Virology is an emerging discipline, actually a subset of Food Microbiology. Food Microbiology is the study of microorganisms in food systems. We often think of three general classifications of food borne microorganisms.
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Mr. Malakai Erskine
Malakai Erskine obtained a B.S. in Business Management in 2005, after serving in the U.S. Navy and working in various sectors of the computer field. Malakai started his time with NC State in the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development. He is now the Administrative Director for NoroCORE.
Recent Food Virology News!
With such an exciting year in the norovirus world, Hepatitis A has been overshadowed by the more “spectacular” norovirus outbreaks. If you follow the blog regularly, you caught a few warnings about possible Hepatitis A exposures at restaurants, caused by ill food handlers, and the European berry outbreak earlier this year. Compared to the norovirus [...]
Nantucket Grill of Chapel Hill, NC, has been linked to a new norovirus outbreak that occurred in May. The first cases were reported May 7th, with a total number of at least 41 reported illnesses. The Chapel Hill location and events catered by that location were linked to the illnesses; it is unclear if the [...]