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Detection of Newly Described Astrovirus MLB1 in Stool Samples from Children

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


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

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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