Astrovirus MLB2 Viremia in Febrile Child.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Nov;17(11):2050-2.


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.


Holtz LR, Wylie KM, Sodergren E, Jiang Y, Franz CJ, Weinstock GM, Storch GA, Wang D.

Institute Authors

Kristine Wylie, Ph.D.