Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 3rd, 2003
"Molluscan shellfish are known to be carriers of viral and bacterial pathogens," microbiologists there noted. "The consumption of raw oysters has been repeatedly linked to outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis and hepatitis A. Switzerland imports over 300 tons of oysters per year, 95% of which originate in France."
"To assess the level of viral contamination, a three-month monitoring study was conducted" by C. Beuret and colleagues at the Cantonal Food Laboratory of Solothurn.
In this study, "the sensitivities of several previously described methods for virus...
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