Detection of a Novel Bovine Astrovirus in a Cow with Encephalitis.

  title={Detection of a Novel Bovine Astrovirus in a Cow with Encephalitis.},
  author={Kore Schlottau and Christoph Schulze and Sabine Bilk and Dennis Hanke and Dirk H{\"o}per and Martin Beer and Bernd Hoffmann},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  volume={63 3},
Encephalitis can be caused by several infectious agents, including bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. In many cases, the causative agent cannot be identified, because the pathogens are unknown or detection methods are not routinely available. In our case, a 15-month-old cow developed central nervous disorders and died within 6 days after the onset of clinical signs. The histopathology revealed an acute encephalitis, predominantly in the brain stem, and a ganglionitis of the trigeminal… CONTINUE READING
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