Aichivirus A

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Aichivirus A
Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Riboviria
Kingdom: Orthornavirae
Phylum: Pisuviricota
Class: Pisoniviricetes
Order: Picornavirales
Family: Picornaviridae
Genus: Kobuvirus
Aichivirus A

The Aichivirus A formerly Aichi virus (AiV)[1] is a small, round, cytopathic positive sense and ssRNA virus. Originally identified after a 1989 outbreak of acute gastroenteritis in the Aichi Prefecture, probably linked to raw oyster, genetic analysis has classified it as belonging to the family Picornaviridae,[2][3] genus Kobuvirus.[1]

It has since been isolated in studies of Finnish children,[4] Pakistani children, and Japanese travelers.[5]


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  3. ^ U. Desselberger (2003). Viral Gastroenteritis. Gulf Professional Publishing. pp. 645–. ISBN 978-0-444-51444-8.
  4. ^ Issues in Global, Public, Community, and Institutional Health: 2011 Edition. ScholarlyEditions. 9 January 2012. p. 793. ISBN 978-1-4649-6382-7.
  5. ^ Yamashita, Teruo; Sakae, Kenji; Kobayashi, Shinichi; Ishihara, Yuichi; Miyake, Takashi; Mubina, Agboatwalla; Isomura, Shin (1995). "Isolation of Cytopathic Small Round Virus (Aichi Virus) from Pakistani Children and Japanese Travelers from Southeast Asia". Microbiology and Immunology. 39 (6): 433–435. doi:10.1111/j.1348-0421.1995.tb02225.x. PMID 8551977.