Prevalence of human astrovirus serotypes in the Oxford region 1976-92, with evidence for two new serotypes

Epidemiol Infect. 1994 Feb;112(1):187-93. doi: 10.1017/s0950268800057551.

Abstract

Results of serotyping on 291 astrovirus-positive stools collected between 1976 and 1992 showed that about two-thirds (64.9%) were serotype 1. Infections were more frequent in the fourth quarter of the year and there was a suggestion that during the past 5 years serotype 1 has occurred with greater frequency in alternate years. Evidence is provided for the existence of two new serotypes, 6 and 7.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diarrhea / epidemiology
  • Diarrhea / microbiology*
  • England / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Gastroenteritis / epidemiology
  • Gastroenteritis / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Mamastrovirus / classification*
  • Mamastrovirus / ultrastructure
  • Microscopy, Immunoelectron
  • Prevalence
  • Serotyping
  • Virus Diseases / epidemiology
  • Virus Diseases / microbiology*