|Title||Surveillance study of hepatitis A virus RNA on fig and date samples|
|Author(s)||Boxman, Ingeborg L.A.; Loeke, Nathalie A.J.M. te; Klunder, Kyara; Hägele, Geke; Jansen, Claudia C.C.|
|Source||Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78 (2012)3. - ISSN 0099-2240 - p. 878 - 879.|
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
A total of 91 fig and 185 date samples were analyzed by reverse transcription (RT) real-time PCR for the presence of hepatitis A virus (HAV) RNA. Two batches of dates tested positive, and theHAVRNAdetected was genotyped as IA. These findings warrant further development of methods applicable to food which is consumed untreated and is exported from countries in whichHAVis endemic.