small round viruses

small round viruses

A heterogeneous group of poorly-characterized small viruses of about 25–35 mn in diameter. They are divided into small round structured viruses (SRSV) and small round non-structured viruses. They include the Norwalk agent and are known to be responsible for many cases of food poisoning and gastroenteritis.
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Isolation of cytopathic small round viruses with BS-C-1 cells from patients with gastroenteritis.
Editorial Note: Raw shellfish have been implicated as a vehicle for transmission of numerous enteric pathogens, including Norwalk virus, calicivirus, small round viruses, hepatitis A virus, and Vibrio, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Shigella species ( 1,2 ).
Use of electron microscopy for observation of small round viruses in faecal samples collected from calves and animals with diarrhoea.

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