Detection of newly described astrovirus MLB1 in stool samples from children

Stacy R. Finkbeiner, Binh Minh Le, Lori R. Holtz, Gregory A. Storch, David Wang

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Abstract

The prevalence of the recently identified astrovirus MLB1 in a cohort of children with diarrhea in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, was defined by reverse transcription-PCR. Of 254 stool specimens collected in 2008, 4 were positive for astrovirus MLB1. These results show that astrovirus MLB1 is circulating in North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-444
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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