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Human Metapneumovirus Associated with Respiratory Tract Infections in a 3-Year Study of Nasal Swabs from Infants in Italy
ABSTRACT The newly described human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is reported here to be more commonly associated with lower respiratory tract disease. The present study examined nasal swab specimens from 90Expand
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Feline immunodeficiency virus: an interesting model for AIDS studies and an important cat pathogen.
The lentivirus feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a widespread pathogen of the domestic cat that is mainly transmitted through bites, although other means of transmission are also possible. ItsExpand
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Molecular Properties, Biology, and Clinical Implications of TT Virus, a Recently Identified Widespread Infectious Agent of Humans
SUMMARY TT virus (TTV) was first described in 1997 by representational difference analysis of sera from non-A to non-G posttransfusion hepatitis patients and hence intensively investigated as aExpand
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Human bocavirus in Italian patients with respiratory diseases.
BACKGROUND hBoV, a recently discovered parvovirus, can be present in the respiratory tract of patients with acute respiratory diseases (ARD), but its etiologic involvement in the underlying diseasesExpand
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TT Virus in the Nasal Secretions of Children with Acute Respiratory Diseases: Relations to Viremia and Disease Severity
ABSTRACT The natural history and pathogenic potential of the recently identified TT virus (TTV) are currently a matter of intensive investigation. In an attempt to shed some light on these issues,Expand
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Prevalence of feline immunodeficiency virus and other retroviral infections in sick cats in Italy.
Two hundred and seventy-seven sick pet cats living in Italy were tested for antibodies to feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen. Overall, 24% of the catsExpand
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TT virus (TTV) loads associated with different peripheral blood cell types and evidence for TTV replication in activated mononuclear cells
TT virus (TTV) loads associated with the peripheral blood cells of seven patients known to carry the virus in plasma were investigated by real‐time PCR. Whereas red cells/platelets were uniformlyExpand
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Differences in hepatitis C virus quasispecies composition between liver, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and plasma.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) exists in vivo as a highly variable mixture of closely related genomes (quasispecies), but the pathogenetic significance of such heterogeneity is still largely unknown. ToExpand
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Analysis of the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationship of Italian isolates of feline immunodeficiency virus indicates a high prevalence and heterogeneity of subtype B.
The genetic diversity of 32 Italian isolates of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) was studied. Isolates were obtained from domestic cats living in different areas. Sequence data were obtained fromExpand
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Small Anellovirus in Hepatitis C Patients and Healthy Controls
To the Editor: Torquetenovirus (TTV) and torquetenominivirus (TTMV) are characterized by a small, negative-sense, circular, single-stranded DNA genome and by an extraordinary ability to produceExpand
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