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Emerging Infectious Diseases

By Andreas Stöcker, Breno Frederico de Carvalho Dominguez Souza, Tereza Cristina Medrado Ribeiro, Eduardo Martins Netto, Luciana Oliveira Araujo, Jefferson Ivan Corrêa, Patrícia Silva Almeida and Angela Peixoto de Mattos


p. 656-659To determine possible cosavirus association with clinical disease, we used real-time reverse transcription PCR to test children and HIV-positive adults in Brazil with and without gastroenteritis. Thirteen (3.6%) of 359 children with gastroenteritis tested positive, as did 69 (33.8%) of 204 controls. Low prevalence, frequent viral co-infections, and low fecal cosavirus RNA concentrations argue against human pathogenicity

Year: 2012
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