, Volume 166, Issue 1-4, pp 227-230

Astrovirus gastroenteritis age distribution of antibody

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Astrovirus antibody was detected by immunofluorescence using infected primary human embryo kidney cultures as antigen. Of 87 Oxford children aged 0–10 years, only 7% in the 6 to 12-month-old group had antibody. The percentage of children having evidence of past infection rose progressively in the 1–4 age range and 75% of the 5 to 10-year-old group possessed astrovirus antibody. Fifty-four (77%) of a group of 70 young adults likewise had antibody.