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Old 07-31-2011
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Is astrovirus the second most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in young children? I saw this comment in a kaplan q bank but I have not read it anywhere else?
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I just saw the following questions involving astrovirus posted in another forum http://www.usmleforum.com/files/forum/2011/1/567905.php

Which of the following is a common cause of epidemic gastroenteritis,
particularly aboard cruise ships and in summer camps? It may be
detected by ELISA methods or electron microscopy.
a. Rotavirus
b. Adenovirus 40/41
c. Norwalk virus
d. Astrovirus
e. Hepatitis A virus





Which of the following is a cause of mild gastroenteritis? It can be
transmitted by the fecal-oral route but not by food consumption.
a. Rotavirus
b. Adenovirus 40/41
c. Norwalk virus
d. Astrovirus
e. Hepatitis A virus
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Old 08-01-2011
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Ok, folks,

I will move this thread forward to get answers to the questions. Have you guys see some astrovirus questions in U world or KP q bank?
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