An outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with astrovirus serotype 1 in a day care center, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Silva2001AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with astrovirus serotype 1 in a day care center, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Andrea Silva and Eduardo Guilherme Leite and Rosane Maria Santos Assis and Selma Majerowicz and Jos{\'e} Leite},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2001},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={1069-73}
}
Between June 4th and June 20th 1996 rotavirus, adenovirus, and astrovirus (HAstrV) were investigated in fecal samples from 27 children under three years old with acute diarrhea, attending the Bertha Lutz day care center, in Rio de Janeiro. All fecal samples were analyzed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), enzyme immunoassays (EIA), and electron microscopy (EM). Nine of them (33%) showed positive results for HAstrV by at least… CONTINUE READING
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