TABLE 2.

Astrovirus serotypes (deduced from genotypes) from children with gastroenteritis in Alice Springs Hospital (1981 to 1998)a

YrNo. of astrovirus isolates or no. of samples testedbSerotype deduced (n)Strain(s)
198122 (2)CAV2A
198231 (1), 3 (1), 4 (1)CAV1A, CAV3A, CAV4A
198411 (1)CAV1A
198521 (1), 4 (1)CAV1A, CAV4B
199013 (1)CAV3B
199113 (1)CAV3C
199213 (1)CAV3C
1993111 (11)CAV1B, CAV1C
199423 (1), 4 (1)CAV3D, CAV4C
1995153 (10)1 (5), 2 (1), 4 (4)CAV1D, CAV1E, CAV2B, CAV4D, CAV4E
1996111 (8)1 (5), 2 (3)CAV1F, CAV2B, CAV2C
1997119 (3)3 (2), 4 (1)CAV3E, CAV3F, CAV4F
1998112 (12)1 (7), 3 (2), 4 (3)CAV1G, CAV3G, CAV3H, CAV4G
  • a In the years prior to 1995, astrovirus was identified only by electron microscopy, and those astrovirus isolates were typed. In the years not listed in the table, astrovirus was not identified. In the years 1995 to 1998, astrovirus was detected by RT-PCR. See the text for further details.

  • b For the years 1981 to 1994, the number of astrovirus isolates identified and typed is given. For the years 1995 to 1998, the number of samples tested is given, with the number of astrovirus-positive samples detected and typed provided in parentheses.