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


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Epidemiology
    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases

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    Kalish, M. L., Wolfe, N. D., Ndongmo, C. B., McNicholl, J., Robbins, K. E., Aidoo, M., Fonjungo, P. N., Alemnji, G., Zeh, C., Djoko, C. F., Mpoudi-Ngole, E., Burke, D. S., & Folks, T. M. (2005). Central African hunters exposed to simian immunodeficiency virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11(12), 1928-1930. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1112.050394