Human T lymphotropic virus type I infection in Papua New Guinea: high prevalence among the Hagahai confirmed by western analysis.

@article{Yanagihara1990HumanTL,
  title={Human T lymphotropic virus type I infection in Papua New Guinea: high prevalence among the Hagahai confirmed by western analysis.},
  author={Richard Yanagihara and Christopher L. Jenkins and Steve S. PH. Alexander and Carlos A Mora and Ralph M. Garruto},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={162 3},
  pages={649-54}
}
A serologic survey for human T lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) infection was conducted on nearly half of the entire 260-member Hagahai population, a hunter-horticulturist group occupying the northern banks of the Yuat River Gorge in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea. For comparison, sera from two neighboring groups, the Pinai and Haruai, were tested. As determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and verified by Western immunoblot, IgG antibodies against HTLV-I were detected in… CONTINUE READING