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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2050-2052
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2011


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