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Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 166, Issue 1–4, pp 227–230 | Cite as

Astrovirus gastroenteritis age distribution of antibody

  • John Kurtz
  • Terry Lee
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Young Adult Gastroenteritis Human Embryo Past Infection Human Embryo Kidney 
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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Kurtz
    • 1
  • Terry Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Virology and Public Health LaboratoryChurchill HospitalOxfordUK

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