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Environmental Factors Influence the Rate of Human Herpesvirus Type 8 Infection in a Population with High Incidence of Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

Antonio Angeloni, Maria Vittoria Masala, Maria Antonietta Montesu, Roberta Santarelli, Rosanna Satta, Luca Ceccherini-Nelli, Paola Valdivieso, Alberto Faggioni and Francesca Cottoni

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 42, issue 7, pages e66-e68
Published in print April 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/500397
Environmental Factors Influence the Rate of Human Herpesvirus Type 8 Infection in a Population with High Incidence of Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

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High prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) infection has been reported on the island of Sardinia. Among emigrants from Sardinia, rates of HHV-8 infection are lower than they are in Sardinia and are similar to those observed in the local population. Thus, environmental factors seem to play a relevant role in affecting the prevalence of HHV-8 infection.

Journal Article.  1616 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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