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1 : IFREMER, Microbiol Lab, Nantes, France.
2 : IFREMER, LER PC, La Tremblade, France.
Applied And Environmental Microbiology (0099-2240) (Amer Soc Microbiology), 2012-05 , Vol. 78 , N. 9 , P. 3508-3511
Viral contamination in oyster and mussel samples was evaluated after a massive storm with hurricane wind named "Xynthia tempest" destroyed a number of sewage treatment plants in an area harboring many shellfish farms. Although up to 90% of samples were found to be contaminated 2 days after the disaster, detected viral concentrations were low. A 1-month follow-up showed a rapid decrease in the number of positive samples, even for norovirus.