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Zoonotic Transmission of Two New Strains of Human T-lymphotropic Virus Type 4 in Hunters Bitten by a Gorilla in Central Africa.

Zoonotic Transmission of Two New Strains of Human T-lymphotropic Virus Type 4 in Hunters Bitten by a Gorilla in Central Africa.
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Richard L, Mouinga-Ondémé A, Betsem E, Filippone C, Nerrienet E, Kazanji M, Gessain A,


Richard L, Mouinga-Ondémé A, Betsem E, Filippone C, Nerrienet E, Kazanji M, Gessain A, (click to view)

Richard L, Mouinga-Ondémé A, Betsem E, Filippone C, Nerrienet E, Kazanji M, Gessain A,

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Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2016 06 1963(6) 800-3 doi 10.1093/cid/ciw389

Abstract

Molecular screening of 300 at-risk people from Central Africa identified 2 human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-4-infected individuals. A zoonotic origin of infection was suggested, as both individuals reported being severely bitten by a gorilla during hunting activities. One strain was highly divergent and was designated as the HTLV-4 subtype-b prototype.

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