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dc.creatorSimhon Edgar, Alberto
dc.creatorMata Jiménez, Leonardoes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-14T20:05:57Z
dc.date.available2015-08-14T20:05:57Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.ajtmh.org/content/34/5/931.full.pdfes_ES
dc.identifier.issn0002-9637
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/15212
dc.descriptionArtículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, 1985. Este documento es privado debido limitaciones de derechos de autor.es_ES
dc.description.abstractExcretion patterns of fecal viruses were studied in a cohort of 51 rural Costa Rican children. The presence of rotavirus, adenovirus, coronavirus-like particles, and small round viruses was investigated by electron microscopy (EM) in 2,516 extracts of weekly fecal specimens. Rotavirus was in addition studied with ELISA. The incidence of diarrhea was 0.7 episodes per child-year. Rotavirus was the most common virus (0.53 infection/ child-year), followed by adenovirus (0.46 infection/child-year), and coronavirus-like particles (0.24 infection/child-year). However, the pathogenicity of rotavirus and adenovirus was low: only 3 of 24 rotavirus infections and 2 of 21 adenovirus infections were associated with diarrheal illness (12.5% and 9.5%, respectively). Small round viruses were detected in 23 specimens, but could not be assigned to a particular group of viruses. Children who excreted coronavirus-like particles and small round viruses were asymptomatic. Typical Norwalk-like viruses, astrovirus or calicivirus were not encountered. Rural conditions, good hygiene and prolonged breast feeding may explain the reduced exposure and pathogenicity of viral enteropathogens in rural Costa Rica.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones en Saludes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 34 (5):931-936es_ES
dc.subjectComunidad rurales_ES
dc.subjectELISAes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectComunidades_ES
dc.subjectVirologíaes_ES
dc.titleFecal rotaviruses, adenoviruses, corona virus like particles, and small round viruses in a cohort of rural costa rican childrenes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA)es_ES


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