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What is Astrovirus?

What is Astrovirus?

  • Astrovirus: An RNA virus that may affect the gastrointestinal system.
  • Astrovirus: A genus of small, circular RNA viruses in the family ASTROVIRIDAE. They cause gastroenteritis and are found in the stools of several vertebrates including humans. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route. There are at least eight human serotypes and the type species is Human astrovirus 1.
    Source - Diseases Database

Astrovirus: Introduction

Types of Astrovirus:

Broader types of Astrovirus:

Who gets Astrovirus?

Profile for Astrovirus: Adenoviruses and astroviruses cause diarrhea mostly in young children, but older children and adults can also be affected. (Source: excerpt from Viral Gastroenteritis: DVRD)

How serious is Astrovirus?

Complications of Astrovirus: see complications of Astrovirus

What causes Astrovirus?

Causes of Astrovirus: see causes of Astrovirus

What are the symptoms of Astrovirus?

Symptoms of Astrovirus: see symptoms of Astrovirus

Complications of Astrovirus: see complications of Astrovirus

Seasonality of Astrovirus: rotavirus and astrovirus infections occur during the cooler months of the year (October to April) (Source: excerpt from Viral Gastroenteritis: DVRD)

Can anyone else get Astrovirus?

More information: see contagiousness of Astrovirus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Astrovirus

Astrovirus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Astrovirus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Astrovirus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Astrovirus: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Astrovirus.
Treatments for Astrovirus: see treatments for Astrovirus

Name and Aliases of Astrovirus

Main name of condition: Astrovirus

Class of Condition for Astrovirus: viral

Astrovirus: Related Conditions

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