Astrovirus MLB2 viremia in febrile child

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;17(11):2050-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1711.110496.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Astroviridae Infections / diagnosis
  • Astroviridae Infections / virology*
  • Fever / virology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mamastrovirus / genetics
  • Mamastrovirus / isolation & purification*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • RNA, Viral / chemistry
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Viremia / diagnosis
  • Viremia / virology*


  • RNA, Viral

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JF742760