Astrovirus MLB2 Viremia in Febrile Child
Published Date:Nov 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(11):2050-2052.
Funding:KL2RR024994/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
U54 AI057160/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
U54 HG004968/HG/NHGRI NIH HHS/United States
UH2 AI083266-01/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
UL1 RR024992/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
ULIRR024992/PHS HHS/United States
Description:Astroviruses cause diarrhea, but it is not known whether they circulate in human plasma. Astrovirus MLB2 was recently discovered in diarrhea samples from children. We detected MLB2 in the plasma of a febrile child, which suggests that MLB2 has broader tropism than expected and disease potential beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
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