Enteric pathogenic viruses are a major challenge in public health, as they represent a major concern with a severe global impact to the economy, commerce, and health systems. Consequently, their active monitoring can allow preventive surveillance and the discovery of new viruses, exemplifying an important epidemiological and health control tool.

In an unprecedented way, this book addresses the general characteristics of enteric viruses and their environmental transmission, with a particular emphasis on their structures, stability, routes of transmission and the use of bioindicators for epidemiological monitoring and control. In addition, this book will also address the recent developments for viral concentration and detection in environmental and food samples and the challenges for the control of environmental and food viruses to reduce microbiological risk for final consumers.

An Overview of Viruses Transmitted by Water and Food: Main Actors and the Main Transmission Routes. Enteroviruses: Impacts and Challengers. Environmental Viruses in Livestock Production. Bacteriophages Discovery and Environmental Application. Detection of Enteric Viruses in Foods and Food-Processing Environments. Concentration and Detection of Enteric Viruses in Aqueous Samples. Management of Microbiological Contaminants in Shellfish Growing Areas: Current Practices and Future Directions with a Focus on Viruses. Virus Removal and Inactivation. Quantitative Virus Risk Assessment in Food, Water and the Environment.