Astrovirus Research

Essential Ideas, Everyday Impacts, Future Directions

  • Stacey Schultz-Cherry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Albert Bosch, Susana Guix, Rosa M. Pintó
    Pages 1-18
  3. Ernesto Méndez, Andrea Murillo, Rodrigo Velázquez, Andrew Burnham, Carlos F. Arias
    Pages 19-45
  4. Rebecca M. Dubois, Kelly A. Dryden, Mark Yeager, Yizhi J. Tao
    Pages 47-64
  5. Victoria Meliopoulos, Stacey Schultz-Cherry
    Pages 65-77
  6. Neel K. Krishna, Matthew D. Koci, Susana Guix
    Pages 79-95
  7. Susana Guix, Albert Bosch, Rosa M. Pintó
    Pages 97-118
  8. Stacy R. Finkbeiner, Lori R. Holtz
    Pages 119-133
  9. Giovanni Cattoli, Daniel Ka Wing Chu, Malik Peiris
    Pages 135-149
  10. Mary Pantin-Jackwood, Daniel Todd, Matthew D. Koci
    Pages 151-180
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book

Introduction

Since their initial discovery in the 1970’s, astroviruses have been recognized as a leading cause of enteritis in infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised people, and were known to be widespread in animals and birds. In recent years, and with the advent of  pyrosequencing, there has been a virtual explosion in the number of newly identified astrovirus genotypes. With this has come an increased understanding in astrovirus biology, structure, epidemiology, immunology, and disease pathogenesis including the likelihood of extraintestinal and systemic infections. The advent of new diagnostic tests that detect all of the currently identify human astrovirus strains may prove that these viruses are more prevalent in populations than currently realized.

This book will provide state-of-the-art information on our current understanding of astroviruses for researchers, medical and veterinary providers, and diagnosticians as prepared by the leaders in the respective fields. The goal is to bring the reader up to date on the state of knowledge on this constantly evolving and exciting field of virology.

Keywords

astrovirus celiac disease epidemiology zoonotic

Editors and affiliations

  • Stacey Schultz-Cherry
    • 1
  1. 1., Infectious DiseasesSt Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4735-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4734-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4735-1
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