astrovirus


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As·tro·vi·rus

(as'trō-vī'rŭs),
A small RNA virus and the only genus in the family Astroviridae; associated with diarrhea and detected in the feces of numerous animals.
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As·tro·vi·rus

(as'trō-vī'rŭs)
A small RNA virus and the only genus in the family Astroviridae; it is associated with diarrhea and is detected in the feces of numerous animals.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

astrovirus

A virus that causes diarrhoea in children and may be present in large numbers in the stools of adults without causing ill effects. Most adults have antibodies to the virus.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Most viruses from the respiratory tract such as coxsackie and influenza can persist on surfaces for only a few days but those from the gastrointestinal tract, such as rota virus, and astrovirus persist for up to two months (Kramer, Schwebke & Kampf 2006).
Similar kidney lesions could be observed after infection with avian infectious bronchitis virus, astrovirus, and leucocytozoonosis.
Other viral causes include rotavirus, adenovirus, astrovirus, and sapovirus to varying degrees of prevalence.
There are germs, including bacteria salmonella, botulinum, norwalk virus, bacillus cereus, sapovirus, astrovirus, compylobacter, chemicals, pesticides and other toxins and colouring agents.
Astrovirus infections induce age-dependent dysbiosis in gut microbiomes of bats.--ISME J.
Molecular epidemiology of enteric viruses and genotyping of rotavirus A, adenovirus and astrovirus among children under 5 years old in Gabon.
Aliyeva also added that several years agoa case of infection with an astrovirus was detected in the country, butthe number of cases of intestinal infections in the country as a whole decreased.
Audi et al., "Population-based incidence rates of diarrheal disease associated with norovirus, sapovirus, and astrovirus in Kenya," PLoS ONE, vol.