Archives of Virology

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 373–376

Detection of astroviruses in feces of a cat with diarrhea

Authors

  • Y. Hoshino
    • Cornell Feline Health Center and the Departments of MicrobiologyCornell University
    • Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of Health
  • J. F. Zimmer
    • Clinical Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary MedicineCornell University
  • N. S. Moise
    • Clinical Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary MedicineCornell University
  • F. W. Scott
    • Cornell Feline Health Center and the Departments of MicrobiologyCornell University
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01320252

Cite this article as:
Hoshino, Y., Zimmer, J.F., Moise, N.S. et al. Archives of Virology (1981) 70: 373. doi:10.1007/BF01320252
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Summary

Astroviruses were detected by electron microscopy in the feces from a 4 month old kitten with diarrhea. The mean diameter of the viral particles was 28.7 nm, and they showed characteristic five- or six-pointed star-shaped surface configurations. The clinical disease manifested by the cat and the observed morphology of the viral particles are consistent with previous reports on astroviruses of other species.

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