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PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS AND TOXINS THAT SHELLFISH CAN TRANSFER FROM POLLUTED AREAS — ZOONOSES

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Author(s): Vida Čadež | Zlatica Teskeredžić

Journal: Ribarstvo : Croatian Journal of Fisheries
ISSN 1330-061X

Volume: 63;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 135;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: shellfish | zoonoses | viruses | bacteria | phytoplankton | toxins

ABSTRACT
Shellfishes are often responsible for food poisoning. In one hour, one mussel may filtered eight liters of water. During the filtering, in that shellfish are accumulated all sorts of microorganisms and particles. Some of these microorganisms can survive in mussel by converting to vegetative stage. If such shellfish is eaten by human, in his body the microorganism pass from vegetative to active stage and starts to multiply. That in peoples often results in diseases like typhus abdominalis, hepatitis A, salmonella, shigella, gastroenteritis etc. Furthermore, by consuming shellfish that are polluted by the products of anthropogenic action may cause intoxication with hard metals.
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