New astrovirus in human feces from Burkina Faso. A significant fraction of cases of diarrhea, a leading cause of childhood mortality worldwide, remain unexplained. Our objective is to identify viruses in unexplained cases of diarrhea using an unbiased metagenomics approach. Viral nucleic acids were enriched from the feces from 48 cases of unexplained diarrhea from Burkina Faso, sequenced, and compared against all known viral genomes.
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