Characterization of an astrovirus genotype 2 strain causing an extensive outbreak of gastroenteritis among Maxakali Indians, Southeast Brazil.

@article{Gabbay2006CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of an astrovirus genotype 2 strain causing an extensive outbreak of gastroenteritis among Maxakali Indians, Southeast Brazil.},
  author={Yvone Benchimol Gabbay and Chequer Buffe Chamone and Liliany Satiko Nakamura and Darleise de Souza Oliveira and Simone de Abreu and Elielma Lira Cavalcante-Pepino and Joana d'Arc Pereira Mascarenhas and Jos{\'e} Leite and Alexandre Linhares},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={287-92}
}
BACKGROUND Human astroviruses (HAstVs) are a common cause of sporadic diarrhea in children but large outbreaks occur in children's day care centers, schools and in homes for the elderly. OBJECTIVES To report a large outbreak of acute gastroenteritis that occurred in January 2004 among Indians from the Maxakali Reserve in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. STUDY DESIGN Fecal samples from 46 Maxakali patients were collected and tested for a range of enteric pathogens. HAstVs was detected by… CONTINUE READING

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