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Diverse Co-Circulating Astroviruses in Pediatric Oncology Diverse Co-Circulating Astroviruses in Pediatric Oncology
This report explores the diversity of astroviruses that can co-circulate in immunocompromised pediatric oncology patients.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Structure of human astrovirus could lead to antiviral therapies, vaccines
A new study shows where neutralizing antibody binds to human astrovirus, a leading cause of viral diarrhea in children, elderly, and immune-compromised people. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Structure of human astrovirus could lead to antiviral therapies, vaccines
(University of California - Santa Cruz) By studying the astrovirus capsid, the protein shell of the viral particles, the DuBois lab is laying the foundation for new antiviral therapies and vaccines for human astroviruses. In a new study, DuBois used x-ray crystallography to show how a specific protein structure on the surface of the virus is blocked by a neutralizing antibody, thus preventing the virus from infecting human cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 21, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

7 Infections Athletes Could Get From Rio's Contaminated Waters
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:02 PM EDT on LiveScience The coastal waters around Rio de Janeiro, where many Olympic water competitions will soon take place, are reportedly teeming with harmful viruses and bacteria. So what illnesses might people catch if they swallow some of the water? If the water has been contaminated with raw sewage, as has been reported, then a number of common pathogens could be lurking there and make people ill, experts say. “There are many types of microbes in raw sewage that have the potential to cause human disease,” said Stephen Morse, a professor of epid...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Astrovirus MLB2, a New Gastroenteric VirusAstrovirus MLB2, a New Gastroenteric Virus
Find out the role next-generation sequencing played in identifying these cases of astrovirus MLB2 infection. Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Astrovirus MLB2 may cause CNS infection in immunocompromised patients
The astrovirus MLB2, normally prevalent in feces, can spread outside the digestive system and cause central nervous system infection in immunocompromised patients, according to Dr. Samuel Cordey and... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - May 11, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Human diarrhea virus could mix and match in monkeys
Macaques and other monkeys in Southeast Asia are hosts for a variety of astroviruses, raising the possibility that they could give rise to new strains (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans.The study was published Nov. 5 in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Technology Identifies Neurotropic AstrovirusNew Technology Identifies Neurotropic Astrovirus
A human-mink-ovine-like C astrovirus, detected using deep sequencing, may be a cause of neurologic infections in patients with impaired immune systems. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news