Prevalence of classic, MLB-clade and VA-clade Astroviruses in Kenya and The Gambia

@inproceedings{Meyer2015PrevalenceOC,
  title={Prevalence of classic, MLB-clade and VA-clade Astroviruses in Kenya and The Gambia},
  author={Caroline T. Meyer and Irma K. Bauer and Martin Antonio and M. M. Hassan Adeyemi and Debasish Majumdar Saha and Joseph O. Oundo and John Benjamin Ochieng and Richard Omore and Oscar Colin Stine and David Q-H Wang and Lori R. Holtz},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
  year={2015}
}
Infectious diarrhea leads to significant mortality in children, with 40 % of these deaths occurring in Africa. Classic human astroviruses are a well-established etiology of diarrhea. In recent years, seven novel astroviruses have been discovered (MLB1, MLB2, MLB3, VA1/HMO-C, VA2/HMO-B, VA3/HMO-A, VA4); however, there have been few studies on their prevalence or potential association with diarrhea. To investigate the prevalence and diversity of these classic and recently described astroviruses… CONTINUE READING