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Title: Prevalence of antibodies to the BK and JC papovaviruses in isolated populations
Authors: Candeias, J. A. N.
Baruzzi, Roberto G.
Pripas, S.
Lunes, M.
Affilliation: Universidade de São Paulo. Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas. Departamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia. São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva. Botucatu, SP, Brasil
Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva. Botucatu, SP, Brasil
Escola Paulista de Medicina. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva. Botucatu, SP, Brasil
Abstract: A total of 173 sera from isolated Brazilian Indian populations, 39 from the Diauarun area, and 68 from the Alto Xingú area, respectively in the North and the South of the Xingú National Park and 66 Kren-Akorore Indians, were examined for hemagglutination - inhibiting (HI) antibodies against BK and JC viruses. The global percentages of positive sera (> 1:40) were 5.2% for BK virus and 1.7% for JC virus. The distribution of positive sera according to the population groups showed one individual to be positive for BK virus in the Diauarun Indians and none of the sera contained HI antibody to JC virus; in the Alto Xingú Indians, 4 were positive for BK virus and 3 others were positive for JC virus; as regards Kren-Akorore Indians none of the sera contained antibody to JC virus, and only 4 were BK positive. Due to the limited number of observations it was neither possible to determine the time of occurrence of seroconversion nor correlate the positivity rates for both viruses in the different tribes with the respective contact with the white population
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Epidemiology
Vírus JC
Vírus BK
Keywords: Mato Grosso
Parque Indígena do Xingu
Região Amazônica
Região Centro-Oeste
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Epidemiologia
Vírus BK
Vírus JC
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo
Citation: CANDEIAS, J. A. N.; BARUZZI, Roberto G. ; PRIPAS, S.; LUNES, M. Prevalence of antibodies to the BK and JC papovaviruses in isolated populations. Rev. Saúde Públ., Sãio Paulo, v. 11, p. 510-514, 1977
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S0034-89101977000400008
ISSN: 0034-8910
Copyright: open access
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