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Title: Rhinovirus antibodies in an isolated Amazon Indian tribe
Authors: Thwing, Curtis J.
Arruda, Eurico
Vieira Filho, João Paulo B.
Castelo Filho, Adauto
Gwaltney, Jack M.
Abstract: In early 1985, the Parakana-Apiterewa, a small, primitive Indian tribe, was contacted in the southern Amazon Basin. The tribe was thought to have been totally isolated from civilization until recent development of their land. Blood specimens were collected in 1985, shortly after the discovery of the tribe, and analyzed for the presence of rhinovirus-neutralizing antibody to nine different immunotypes. Six to forty-seven percent of the serum samples tested contained antibody to at least one immunotype of rhinovirus. The prevalence of rhinovirus antibody in the Parakana-Apiterewa Indians was similar to that reported in United States populations, suggesting that there had been considerable direct or indirect contact in the past between tribe members and persons in the outside world.
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Região Norte
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Amazônica
Estudos Epidemiológicos
Doenças do Aparelho Respiratório
Infecções Respiratórias Agudas
Resfriado Comum
Vírus do Resfriado Comum
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: THWING, Curtis J.; ARRUDA, Eurico; VIEIRA FILHO, João Paulo B.; CASTELO FILHO, Adauto; GWALTNEY, Jack M.. Rhinovirus antibodies in an isolated Amazon Indian tribe. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 48, n. 6, p. 771-775, 1993.
Copyright: restricted access
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