Publications

Recent publications of project members regarding foodborne and waterborne enteric viruses:

Farkas, K., Peters, D.E., McDonald, J.E., de Rougemont, A., Malham, S. K., and Jones, D. (2017) Evaluation of Two Triplex One-Step qRT-PCR Assays for the Quantification of Human Enteric Viruses in Environmental Samples. Food and Environmental Virology. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12560-017-9293-5

Hassard, F., Sharp, J. H., Taft, H., Le Vay, L., Harris, J. P., McDonald, J. E., Tuson, K., Wilson, J., Jones, D., Malham, S. (2017) Critical Review on the Public Health Impact of Norovirus Contamination in Shellfish and the Environment: A UK Perspective. Food and Environmental Virology http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12560-017-9279-3

Farkas, K., Hassard, F., McDonald, J. E., Malham, S. K. and Jones, D. (2016) Evaluation of molecular methods for the detection and quantification of pathogen-derived nucleic acids in sediment.  Frontiers in Microbiology http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00053

Hassard, F., Gwyther, C. L.,  Farkas, K.,  Andrews, A.,  Jones, V., Cox, B.,  Brett, H., Jones, D.,  McDonald, J. E., and  Malham, S. K.  (2016)   Abundance and Distribution of Enteric Bacteria and Viruses in Coastal and Estuarine Sediments—a Review.  Frontiers in Microbiology http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01692

Campos, C. J., Kershaw, S., Morgan, O.C. & Lees, D. N. (2016). Risk factors for norovirus contamination of shellfish water catchments in England and Wales. International Journal of Food Microbiology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.10.028

Boxman, I. L., L. Verhoef, H. Vennema, S. Ngui, I. H. Friesema, C. Whiteside, D. Lees, and M. Koopmans. (2016). International linkage of two food-borne hepatitis A clusters through traceback of mussels, the Netherlands, 2012. Eurosurveillance, 21(3), 30113-30121.

Campos, C. J., Avant, J., Gustar, N., Lowther, J., Powell, A., Stockley, L., & Lees, D. N. (2015). Fate of human noroviruses in shellfish and water impacted by frequent sewage pollution events. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(14), 8377-8385.

Desselberger, U., & Goodfellow, I. (2014). Noroviruses: a global cause of acute gastroenteritis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 14(8), 664-665.

Karst, S. M., Wobus, C. E., Goodfellow, I. G., Green, K. Y., & Virgin, H. W. (2014). Advances in norovirus biology. Cell host & microbe, 15(6), 668-680.

Karst, S. M., Zhu, S., & Goodfellow, I. G. (2015). The molecular pathology of noroviruses. The Journal of pathology, 235(2), 206-216.

Alhatlani, B., Vashist, S., & Goodfellow, I. (2015). Functions of the 5′ and 3′ ends of calicivirus genomes. Virus research, 206, 134-143.

Thorne, L. G., & Goodfellow, I. G. (2014). Norovirus gene expression and replication. Journal of General Virology, 95(2), 278-291.

Campos, C. J., & Lees, D. N. (2014). Environmental transmission of human noroviruses in shellfish waters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80(12), 3552-3561.

Flannery, J., Rajko‐Nenow, P., Winterbourn, J. B., Malham, S. K., & Jones, D. L. (2014). Effectiveness of cooking to reduce Norovirus and infectious F‐specific RNA bacteriophage concentrations in Mytilus edulis. Journal of applied microbiology, 117(2), 564-571.

Winterbourn, J. B., Clements, K., Lowther, J., Malham, S. K., McDonald, J. E., Jones, D. L., … & Zammit, A. (2014). Evaluation of spatial contamination patterns for norovirus and faecal indicator bacteria near to a coastal sewage discharge using Mytilus edulis as biosentinels. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety, Sydney, Australia, 17-22 March 2013. (pp. 89-92). Organising Committee, International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Society.

Carlos JA, C., Justin, A., James, L., Dale, T., & Lees, D. N. (2013). Levels of norovirus and E. coli in untreated, biologically treated and UV-disinfected sewage effluent discharged to a shellfish water. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 2013. DOI:10.4236/jwarp.2013.510101

Lowther, J. A., Gustar, N. E., Powell, A. L., Hartnell, R. E., & Lees, D. N. (2012). Two-year systematic study to assess norovirus contamination in oysters from commercial harvesting areas in the United Kingdom. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78(16), 5812-5817.

Hartnell, R., Lowther, J., Avant, J., Dancer, D., Lees, D., & Russell, J. (2012). The development of LENTICULES™ as reference materials for noroviruses. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 112(2), 338-345.

Lowther, J. A., Gustar, N. E., Hartnell, R. E., & Lees, D. N. (2012). Comparison of norovirus RNA levels in outbreak-related oysters with background environmental levels. Journal of Food Protection®, 75(2), 389-393.

Bosch, A., Bidawid, S., Le Guyader, S., Lees, D., & Jaykus, L. A. (2011). Norovirus and Hepatitis A virus in shellfish, soft fruits and water.

Hoorfar, J., Schultz, A. C., Lees, D. N., Bosch, A., Jordan, K., Butler, F., & Prugger, R. (2011). Foodborne viruses: understanding the risks and developing rapid surveillance and control measures. Food chain integrity: a holistic approach to food traceability, safety, quality and authenticity, 88-104.

Lees, D., & CENWG TAG (2010). International standardisation of a method for detection of human pathogenic viruses in molluscan shellfish. Food and Environmental Virology, 2(3), 146-155.