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Seroprevalence of Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus and Other Serologic Markers in the Brazilian Amazon

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CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL
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To determine the presence of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and other serologic markers, we tested serum specimens of 339 Amerindians, 181 rural non-Amerindians, and 1,133 urban blood donors (13 Amerindians) in the Brazilian Amazon. High KSHV seroprevalence in children and inverse association with herpes simplex virus type 2 indicates predominant nonsexual transmission among Amerindians.

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