A cohort study in university students: investigation of risk factors for cytomegalovirus infection


Patrick, EJ; Higgins, CD; Crawford, DH; McAulay, KA; (2014) A cohort study in university students: investigation of risk factors for cytomegalovirus infection. Epidemiology and infection, 142 (9). pp. 1990-1995. ISSN 0950-2688 DOI: 10.1017/S0950268813002720

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Abstract

Little is known about the main routes of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) transmission in young adult populations. This study investigated risk factors for HCMV transmission in young adults attending university over a 3-year period. Blood samples were tested for HCMV specific viral capsid antigen IgG by enzyme immunoassay. Being born in a developing country and having lived in Africa were associated with HCMV seropositivity at study onset. No risk factors were associated with HCMV seroconversion over the 3-year follow-up. In contrast to previous reports, sexual activity was not associated with HCMV seroprevalence or seroconversion.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent, Antibodies, Viral, blood, immunology, Antigens, Viral, immunology, Cohort Studies, Cytomegalovirus Infections, blood, epidemiology, Female, Humans, Immunoglobulin G, blood, Male, Risk Factors, Students, Universities, Young Adult
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
PubMed ID: 24160893
Web of Science ID: 340249200022
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1924307

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