Denise Duizit Colin

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Between December 1998 and March 2001, for each HTLV-I/II seropositive blood donor (ELISA, Abbott), two HTLV-I/II seronegative blood donors were also chosen. The blood samples were re-tested by ELISA (Murex), and those seropositives were also tested by Western Blot and PCR. Of the 11, 121 blood samples, 73 (0.66%) were positives (Abbott), but only 12 (0.11%)(More)
To determine the seroprevalence of HTLV-1 in Brazil, and to review the virus molecular epidemiology in this Amazon population (Rio Branco-Acre), 219 blood donors were screened for HTLV-1. Only one case of infection (0.46% seroprevalence) was detected during July 2004 screening at the Acre Hospital Foundation (FUNDACRE). Neighbor-joining and Maximum(More)
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