Human astrovirus diagnosis and typing: current and future prospects

  title={Human astrovirus diagnosis and typing: current and future prospects},
  author={Susana Guix and Albert Bosch and Rosa M. Pint{\'o}},
  journal={Letters in Applied Microbiology},
Human astroviruses (HAstV) are important human pathogens causing gastroenteritis worldwide. The increased recognition of astroviruses as the cause of sporadic outbreaks of disease is due to the recent availability of improved diagnostic methods. During the last decade, most epidemiological surveys have chosen astrovirus‐specific RT‐PCR as screening methods. In addition to serotyping by molecular techniques, new typing methods are being developed that may also identify other viral properties… 

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