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Distribution and possible spread of human T-cell leukaemia virus type I in human communities in the northern and eastern Transvaal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2986299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of serum antibodies which probably indicate infection with a human T-cell leukaemia virus type I was determined among random population samples of more than 100 healthy black individuals in several localities in Transvaal. The percentage of seropositive subjects increases northwards and eastwards, where geoclimatic conditions are similar to those of endemic areas elsewhere in the world. The comparatively higher prevalence among females in the Kruger National Park suggests that this is predominantly a sexually transmitted disease.
M C Botha; M Jones; W A de Klerk; N Yamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-06-10     Completed Date:  1985-06-10     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  668-71     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Antibodies, Viral / analysis*
Deltaretrovirus / immunology*
Retroviridae Infections / epidemiology*,  transmission
Rural Population
Sex Factors
South Africa
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Viral

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