Central African hunters exposed to simian immunodeficiency virus

Marcia L. Kalish, Nathan D. Wolfe, Clement B. Ndongmo, Janet McNicholl, Kenneth E. Robbins, Michael Aidoo, Peter N. Fonjungo, George Alemnji, Clement Zeh, Cyrille F. Djoko, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole, Donald S. Burke, Thomas M. Folks

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HIV-seronegative Cameroonians with exposure to nonhuman primates were tested for simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection. Seroreactivity was correlated with exposure risk (p<0.001). One person had strong humoral and weak cellular immune reactivity to SIVcol peptides. Humans are exposed to and possibly infected with SIV, which has major public health implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1928-1930
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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