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Title: Epidemiology of classic and novel human astrovirus: gastroenteritis and beyond
Author: Vu Cantero, Diem-Lan
Bosch, Albert
Pintó Solé, Rosa María
Guix Arnau, Susana
Keywords: Zoonosi
Issue Date: 18-Feb-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Since they were identified in 1975, human astroviruses have been considered one of the most important agents of viral acute gastroenteritis in children. However, highly divergent astroviruses infecting humans have been recently discovered and associated with extra-intestinal infections. The report of cases of fatal meningitis and encephalitis, especially in immunocompromised individuals, has broadened their disease spectrum. Although zoonotic transmission among animal and human astroviruses has not been clearly recognized, the genetic similarity between some human and animal viruses makes it likely to occur. This review provides an update on the epidemiology of both classic and novel human astroviruses, and a comprehensive view on confirmed or potential association between astrovirus and human disease.
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It is part of: Viruses, 2017, vol. 9, num. 2, p. 33
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ISSN: 1999-4915
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Articles publicats en revistes (Institut de Recerca en Nutrició i Seguretat Alimentària (INSA·UB))
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