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Title Astrovirus research : essential ideas, everyday impacts, future directions / Stacey Schultz-Cherry, editor.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2013.

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Subject RNA viruses.
Astroviridae -- physiology.
Astroviridae Infections -- virology.
Astroviridae -- pathogenicity.
Alt Name Schultz-Cherry, Stacey.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 185 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Summary Astroviruses were first identified in the feces of children in 1975. Since then, they have been found in ̃ 3 to 20 per cent of children with diarrhea. Given that serological studies have demonstrated that up to 90 per cent of children have been exposed to at least one strain of astrovirus by age 9, the prevalence of infection may be much higher. Supporting this are studies demonstrating that astroviruses can also be isolated in a subset of asymptomatic individuals, suggesting that a proportion of infected individuals shed the virus asymptomatically or for some time after the resolution of othe.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Epidemiology of Human Astroviruses -- Replication Cycle of Astroviruses -- Astrovirus Structure and Assembly -- Astrovirus Pathogenesis -- Immune Responses -- Astrovirus Taxonomy -- New Human Astroviruses -- Astrovirus Infections in Animal Mammalian Species -- Avian Astroviruses -- Index.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9781461447351 (electronic bk.)
1461447356 (electronic bk.)
9781461447344 (alk. paper)
1461447348 (alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 99952271918
10.1007/978-1-4614-4735-1
OCLC # 823384996
Additional Format Print version: Astrovirus research. New York : Springer, 2013 9781461447344 (DLC) 2012947401 (OCoLC)829421215


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