Prevention & Management

There is no vaccine for any of the serotypes. However, inoculation of the recombinant, baculovirus-expressed capsid protein to hens partially protected the offspring for the presence of gut lesions à potential for vaccine candidates for humans.

Interruption of transmission is the key factor in preventing astrovirus infection (especially in hospitals and other institutions, day care centers and families).

It is resistant in part to chlorination and to normal disinfectants, therefore universal hygienic procedures must be enforced in these settings

Works Cited

“Human Astroviruses.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

Knipe, David M., and Bernard N. Fields. “Chapter 21: Astroviridae.” Fields’ Virology. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013. 609-28. Print.

“ViralZone: Astroviridae.” ViralZone: Astroviridae. ExPASy, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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