Lausannevirus seroprevalence among asymptomatic young adults.

@article{Mueller2013LausannevirusSA,
  title={Lausannevirus seroprevalence among asymptomatic young adults.},
  author={Linda Mueller and David Baud and Claire Bertelli and Gilbert Greub},
  journal={Intervirology},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={
          430-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The giant Lausannevirus was recently identified as a parasite of amoeba that replicates rapidly in these professional phagocytes. This study aimed at assessing Lausannevirus seroprevalence among asymptomatic young men in Switzerland and hopefully identifying possible sources of contact with this giant virus. METHODS The presence of anti-Lausannevirus antibodies was assessed in sera from 517 asymptomatic volunteers who filled a detailed questionnaire. The coreactivity between… CONTINUE READING

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