High prevalence of antibodies to BK virus, an SV40 related papovavirus, in residents of Maryland

K. V. Shah, R. W. Daniel, R. M. Warszawski

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Abstract

The prevalence of HAI antibodies to BK virus in sera of Maryland residents increased from 50% to 100% between the ages of three and 10-11 years, and then declined to 67% in the group aged 35 years or older. Examination of sera for antibodies by indirect fluorescent antibody tests and by conventional and immunofluorescence neutralization tests supported the results of HAI tests. Infection with BK virus appears to be common in early childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-787
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume128
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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