Archives of Virology

, Volume 70, Issue 4, pp 373–376 | Cite as

Detection of astroviruses in feces of a cat with diarrhea

  • Y. Hoshino
  • J. F. Zimmer
  • N. S. Moise
  • F. W. Scott
Brief Report


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Hoshino
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. F. Zimmer
    • 2
  • N. S. Moise
    • 2
  • F. W. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell Feline Health Center and the Departments of MicrobiologyCornell UniversityIthacaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Clinical Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary MedicineCornell UniversityIthacaU.S.A.
  3. 3.Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaU.S.A.

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