Human astrovirus infection associated with childhood intussusception

  title={Human astrovirus infection associated with childhood intussusception},
  author={Ferenc Jakab and J{\'a}nos P{\'e}terfai and Tibor Vereb{\'e}ly and Edina Meleg and Kriszti{\'a}n B{\'a}nyai and Douglas K. Mitchell and Gy{\"o}rgy Szűcs},
  journal={Pediatrics International},
Human astroviruses (HAstV) are small (27 – 34 nm in diameter), round particles with a fi veor six-pointed star-like surface structure. They were fi rst identifi ed by electronmicroscopy in stool samples from children with gastro-enteritis in 1975. The positive-sense, single-stranded, polyadenylated RNA genome is 6.8 – 7.2 kb in length and consists of three open reading frames. Based on the genome organization eight genotypes of HAstV (HAstV-1 – HAstV-8) have been identifi ed. HAstV are one of… Expand

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