Chapter 2 Human Cytomegalovirus ( HCMV ) Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa

@inproceedings{Bates2013Chapter2H,
  title={Chapter 2 Human Cytomegalovirus ( HCMV ) Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Matthew Adam Bates and Kunda G. Musonda and Alimuddin Zumla},
  year={2013}
}
There have been over 25 published studies which present HCMV IgG seroprevalence data for sub-Saharan Africa patient groups and cohorts of healthy blood donors (Table 1). Up to eight different serology assays were used and older pre-ELISA methods might have slightly underestimated prevalence [1]. Antibodies to HCMV are generally present in high titres in seropositive individuals, so the use of different assays is unlikely to have had a major effect [2]. Hence, comparing these studies is… CONTINUE READING

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