Archives of Virology

, Volume 157, Issue 6, pp 1143–1147 | Cite as

Astrovirus in wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Hungary

  • Gábor Reuter
  • Csaba Nemes
  • Ákos Boros
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
  • Eric Delwart
  • Péter Pankovics
Brief Report


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.


Astrovirus Mamastrovirus Wild boar Sus scrofa Feces Species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gábor Reuter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Csaba Nemes
    • 3
  • Ákos Boros
    • 1
  • Beatrix Kapusinszky
    • 2
  • Eric Delwart
    • 2
    • 4
  • Péter Pankovics
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health ServicePécsHungary
  2. 2.Blood Systems Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Veterinary Diagnostic Directorate of the Central Agricultural OfficeKaposvárHungary
  4. 4.University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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