Publication
Title
A seroepidemiological survey of HTLV-I/HTLV-II in selected Belgian populations
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Abstract
A preliminary survey of the prevalence of HTLV-I antibody during 1987 and 1988 in Belgium revealed no positive results among selected blood donors who sided for some length of time in areas where HTLV-I/HTLV-II is endemic (n = 270), in development-aid workers (n = 145), or in missionaries (n = 35) serving in developing countries. Among foreign groups, African students (n = 212), and political refugees (n = 311), HTLV-I/HTLV-II antibodies were detected and confirmed in 3 cases. Limited data from 1987 and 1988 suggest that HTLVI/ HTLV-II poses no major public health problem in Belgium.
Language
English
Source (journal)
AIDS research and human retroviruses. - New York
Publication
New York : 1990
ISSN
0889-2229
Volume/pages
6:7(1990), p. 827-830
UAntwerpen
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