- Astroviruses are small RNA viruses with a characteristic five- or six-pointed star-shaped morphology.
- Little has been published on the epidemiology or clinical significance of feline infection. One report suggests that less than 10% cats in the UK have antibody.
- Green and watery diarrhoea lasting 4-14 days, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, pyrexia and depression.
- Diagnosis is by electron microscopy of faeces.
- Treatment is symptomatic.
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