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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Oct;16(10):1605-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1610.101001.

Changing epidemiology of human parvovirus 4 infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

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University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Abstract

Human parvovirus 4 infections are primarily associated with parenteral exposure in western countries. By ELISA, we demonstrate frequent seropositivity for antibody to parvovirus 4 viral protein 2 among adult populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, 37%; Cameroon, 25%; Democratic Republic of the Congo, 35%; South Africa, 20%), which implies existence of alternative transmission routes.

PMID:
20875290
PMCID:
PMC3294412
DOI:
10.3201/eid1610.101001
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