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Human Herpesvirus—8 in Peruvian Blood Donors: A Population with Hyperendemic Disease?

Salim Mohanna, Jose-Andres Portillo, Gabriela Carriquiry, Julio Vidal, Juan Carlos Ferrufino, Juvenal Sanchez, Francisco Bravo and Eduardo Gotuzzo

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 4, pages 558-561
Published in print February 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/511044
Human Herpesvirus—8 in Peruvian Blood Donors: A Population with Hyperendemic Disease?

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Serum samples from 128 blood donors were tested for antibodies specific for human herpesvirus—8 by an immunofluorescence assay that detects antibodies against mainly lytic antigens. An overall seroprevalence of 56.25% was found (male donors, 54.68%; female donors, 57.11%). These findings indicate that human herpesvirus—8 infection is hyperendemic in Peruvian blood donors.

Journal Article.  2503 words.  Illustrated.

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

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