2023
DOI: 10.3390/aquacj3020009
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The Prevalence of Viruses Related to the Production of Mussels and Oysters in Saldanha Bay: A Systematic Review

Abstract: The disposal of treated and untreated sewage near shellfish harvesting areas is a global concern. Discharged sewage may be contaminated with enteric viruses present in human faeces. Bivalve molluscs, in turn, act as vectors for enteric viruses through bioaccumulation and retention of these viruses during the filter-feeding process, resulting in outbreaks of infections due to the consumption of contaminated shellfish. This review was conducted using peer-reviewed articles published from 2012 until September 202… Show more

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