Origin of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 in Rural Côte d’Ivoire
Published Date:May 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(5):830-833.
Human T-lymphotropic Virus 1
Human T-lymphotropic Virus Type 1
Simian T-lymphotropic Virus 1
Simian T-lymphotropic Virus Type 1
Taï National Park
Terminal Repeat Sequences
Description:Simian T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (STLV-1) strains occasionally infect humans. However, the frequency of such infections is unknown. We show that direct transmission of STLV-1 from nonhuman primates to humans may be responsible for a substantial proportion of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infections in rural Côte d'Ivoire, where primate hunting is common.
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