High seroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 in Egyptian children: Evidence of nonsexual transmission

Massimo Andreoni, Gamal El-Sawaf, Giovanni Rezza, Barbara Ensoli, Emanuele Nicastri, Laura Ventura, Lucia Ercoli, Loredana Sarmati, Giovanni Rocchi

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Abstract

Background: In western countries, human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) appears to be transmitted mainly by sexual contact. To evaluate the role of other transmission routes, especially in developing countries, we estimated the seroprevalence of HHV-8 in Egyptian children, who, if seropositive, would have acquired the virus through a nonsexual route. Methods: Sera from 196 children (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-469
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Volume91
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 1999

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Human Herpesvirus 8
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High seroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 in Egyptian children : Evidence of nonsexual transmission. / Andreoni, Massimo; El-Sawaf, Gamal; Rezza, Giovanni; Ensoli, Barbara; Nicastri, Emanuele; Ventura, Laura; Ercoli, Lucia; Sarmati, Loredana; Rocchi, Giovanni.

In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 91, No. 5, 03.03.1999, p. 465-469.

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Andreoni, M, El-Sawaf, G, Rezza, G, Ensoli, B, Nicastri, E, Ventura, L, Ercoli, L, Sarmati, L & Rocchi, G 1999, 'High seroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 in Egyptian children: Evidence of nonsexual transmission', Journal of the National Cancer Institute, vol. 91, no. 5, pp. 465-469.
Andreoni, Massimo ; El-Sawaf, Gamal ; Rezza, Giovanni ; Ensoli, Barbara ; Nicastri, Emanuele ; Ventura, Laura ; Ercoli, Lucia ; Sarmati, Loredana ; Rocchi, Giovanni. / High seroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesvirus-8 in Egyptian children : Evidence of nonsexual transmission. In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1999 ; Vol. 91, No. 5. pp. 465-469.
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