Seroprevalence of human T cell leukemia virus in HIV antibody-negative populations in rural Cameroon

Ana Machuca, Owen Wood, Sherwin Lee, Sylvester Daniel, Maria Rios, Nathan D. Wolfe, Jean K. Carr, Mpoudi Ngole Eitel, Ubald Tamoufe, Judith Ndongo Torimiro, Donald Burke, Indira K. Hewlett

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Abstract

Seven hundred forty-seven serum samples collected from humans in 4 separate rural village areas in Cameroon were examined for antibody to human T cell leukemia viruses (HTLVs) by use of an enzyme immunoassay followed by a Western blot assay. Of the 88 serum samples that the enzyme immunoassay found to be repeatedly reactive, the HTLV status of 49 samples was confirmed by Western blot assay to be HTLV type I, and the status of 6 samples was confirmed to be HTLV type II.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1673-1676
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume40
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Machuca, A., Wood, O., Lee, S., Daniel, S., Rios, M., Wolfe, N. D., Carr, J. K., Eitel, M. N., Tamoufe, U., Torimiro, J. N., Burke, D., & Hewlett, I. K. (2005). Seroprevalence of human T cell leukemia virus in HIV antibody-negative populations in rural Cameroon. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 40(11), 1673-1676. https://doi.org/10.1086/429910