Seroprevalence of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and other serologic markers in the Brazilian Amazon.


Nascimento, MC; Sumita, LM; Souza, VU; Weiss, HA; Oliveira, J; Mascheretti, M; Quiroga, M; Vela, RA; Sabino, E; Pannuti, CS; Mayaud, P; (2009) Seroprevalence of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and other serologic markers in the Brazilian Amazon. Emerging infectious diseases, 15 (4). pp. 663-7. ISSN 1080-6040 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1504.081488

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Abstract

To determine the presence of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and other serologic markers, we tested serum specimens of 339 Amerindians, 181 rural non-Amerindians, and 1,133 urban blood donors (13 Amerindians) in the Brazilian Amazon. High KSHV seroprevalence in children and inverse association with herpes simplex virus type 2 indicates predominant nonsexual transmission among Amerindians.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Tropical Epidemiology Group
PubMed ID: 19331768
Web of Science ID: 264644900041
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/5663

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