High frequency of HTLV-1 infection in Bantus and Pygmies from rural Cameroon bitten by non-human primates during hunting

Abstract

HTLV-1 infection is endemic in Central Africa, as well as the closely related STLV-1 found in several non-human primates (NHPs). Like other retroviruses, acquisition through interspecies transmission is strongly suggested but needs to be investigated. We analyzed 269 selected individuals (254 men, 15 women, average age 43.5 years) for whom a direct contact… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1742-4690-11-S1-P57

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