Outbreak of Astrovirus in Adults with Acute Gastroenteritis in Korea
- Corresponding Author:
- Deog-Yong Lee
Division of Enteric Disease
Center for Infectious Diseases, Korea
National Institute of Health
187 Osongsaengmyeong2(i)- ro
361-951, Republic of Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 15, 2015 Accepted Date: October 01, 2015 Published Date: October 07, 2015
Citation: Hwang BM, Jung S, Jeong HJ, Chung GT, Kang YH, et al. (2015) Outbreak of Astrovirus in Adults with Acute Gastroenteritis in Korea. J Gastrointest Dig Syst S13:004. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000S13-004
Copyright: © 2015 Hwang BM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Astrovirus is generally known for inducing mild diarrhea in infants. However, an outbreak of astrovirus infection occurred in adults on February 14, 2014, in Korea. Astrovirus type 1a is the predominant strain worldwide but was not detected in this study. By contrast, type 5 was detected in all specimens, although type 5 is relatively uncommon in Korea.