Characterization and seroepidemiology of a type 5 astrovirus associated with an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Marin County, California.

@article{Midthun1993CharacterizationAS,
  title={Characterization and seroepidemiology of a type 5 astrovirus associated with an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Marin County, California.},
  author={K Midthun and Harry B Greenberg and John B. Kurtz and G. William Gary and Felicia Yi-Fang Lin and Albert Z. Kapikian},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          955-62
        }
}
The Marin County strain of type 5 astrovirus was associated with two separate outbreaks of nonbacterial gastroenteritis in California in 1978. A safety-tested, bacterium-free filtrate prepared from a stool specimen of an individual who was ill during the original outbreak was given orally to 19 adult volunteers. One volunteer developed a gastrointestinal illness, and nine had serologic responses. Several diarrheal stool specimens from the ill volunteer contained a large number of 27-nm… CONTINUE READING
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