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BACKGROUND Human T lymphotropic virus types 1 (HTLV-1) and 2 (HTLV-2) are frequent copathogens among individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). The long-term effects of coinfection are unknown, and little information exists regarding how levels of HTLV-1/2 viral burden are affected by antiretroviral medications. METHODS Factors(More)
A study was conducted to evaluate the possibility of using biochemical differences among strains of a given serotype of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae as epidemiological markers, to rapidly identify the source of infection in herds affected with swine pleuropneumonia. Out of 38 different biochemical and physiological tests performed on a total of 67(More)
The 2005 hurricane season caused extensive damage and induced a mass migration of approximately 1.1 million people from southern Louisiana in the United States. Current and accurate estimates of population size and demographics and an assessment of the critical needs for public services were required to guide recovery efforts. Since forecasts using(More)
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