Archives of Virology

, Volume 157, Issue 6, pp 1143–1147

Astrovirus in wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Hungary

Authors

    • Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health Service
    • Blood Systems Research Institute
  • Csaba Nemes
    • Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate of the Central Agricultural Office
  • Ákos Boros
    • Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health Service
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
    • Blood Systems Research Institute
  • Eric Delwart
    • Blood Systems Research Institute
    • University of California San Francisco
  • Péter Pankovics
    • Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health Service
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-012-1272-4

Cite this article as:
Reuter, G., Nemes, C., Boros, Á. et al. Arch Virol (2012) 157: 1143. doi:10.1007/s00705-012-1272-4

Abstract

The family Astroviridae consists of two genera, Avastrovirus and Mamastrovirus whose members are associated with gastroenteritis in avian and mammalian hosts, respectively. In this study, we report the first detection of astrovirus from fecal specimens of wild boars (Sus scrofa) using viral metagenomics and complete genome sequencing. The wild boar astrovirus (WBAstV-1/2011/HUN, JQ340310) genome is 6707 nucleotide long and had 76%, 95% and 56% amino acid (aa) identity in the ORF1a (852aa), ORF1b (522aa) and ORF2 (845aa) regions, respectively, to porcine astrovirus 4 (PAstV-4, JF713713), the closest match. This study indicates that wild boar could be a reservoir for astroviruses.

Keywords

AstrovirusMamastrovirusWild boarSus scrofaFecesSpecies

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