Changes in prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 antibodies from 1973 to 1993 in the rural districts of Japan.

@article{Hashido1999ChangesIP,
  title={Changes in prevalence of herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 antibodies from 1973 to 1993 in the rural districts of Japan.},
  author={Madoka Hashido and Takashi Kawana and Yasuko Matsunaga and Sakae Inouye},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={177-80}
}
Using the gG-capture ELISA, changes in the seroprevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 from 1973 to 1993 were studied for 614 sera collected from general adults living in rural Japan. The HSV-1 seroprevalence for men and women decreased from 75.3 and 80.6% in 1973 to 54.4 and 59.6%, respectively, in 1993. The HSV-2 seroprevalence also decreased from 10.2 and 9.9% in 1973 to 1.8 and 1.2%, respectively, in 1993. Although the decrease in HSV-2 prevalence seemed to be correlated with the general decrease of… CONTINUE READING