A method is described for examining viruses in faeces by direct electron microscopy using negative staining. The particles found in a group of patients with gastroenteritis and a group with other conditions are compared. Small particles in the range of sizes covering parvoviruses and enteroviruses were found about as frequently in each group. Many of these were probably bacteriophages. Many bacteriophages with tails of various sizes and lengths were found. Adenoviruses were found in five of eight patients from whom they were isolated. Reovirus- (or orbivirus-) like particles were found associated with some gastroenteritis patients.
Astrovirus-like, coronavirus-like, and parvovirus-like particles detected in the diarrheal stools of beagle pups
Diagnosis of human rotavirus infections: comparison of an electrophoretic method, a modified complement fixation test and electron microscopy for rotavirus detection
Detection and transmission of 30 nm virus particles (astroviruses) in faeces of lambs with diarrhoea
New complement-fixation test for the human reovirus-like agent of infantile gastroenteritis. Nebraska calf diarrhea virus used as antigen
An enveloped virus in stools of children and adults with gastroenteritis that resembles the Breda virus of calves
An outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by both rotavirus and Shigella sonnei in a private school in Rio de Janeiro
A large outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with a small round structured virus among schoolchildren and teachers in Japan
Diagnostic electron microscopy of faeces. II. Acute gastroenteritis associated with reovirus-like particles
Family infections by reo-like virus. Comparison of antibody titres by complement fixation and immunoelectroosmophoresis
Sequence diversity of human caliciviruses recovered from children with diarrhea in Mendoza, Argentina, 1995-1998
An outbreak of epidemic diarrhoea in adults caused by a new rotavirus in Anhui Province of China in the summer of 1983
The 33- to 39-nm virus-like particles, tentatively designed as Sapporo agent, associated with an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis
Bacteriophage: Phage Therapy
Phage therapy uses bacterial viruses (bacteriophages) to treat bacterial infections and is widely being recognized as an alternative to antibiotics. Here is the latest research.