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Sporadic cases of carriers of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 in Southeast Asia.
Kurimura T; Tsuchie H; Kobayashi S; Hinuma Y; Imai J; Lopez CB;
November 30, 1986
Jpn J Med Sci Biol. 1986 Feb;39(1):25-8. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Sera obtained from 3,472 persons in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia were tested for the presence of antibody to adult T-cell leukemia-associated antigen by the gelatin particle agglutination test and indirect immunofluorescence. Among these, only two seropositives were identified. One was a 30-year-old male Malaysian of Indian origin. The other was a 42-year-old female Thai who resided in Bangkok. These results suggested that the infection of human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 might not be endemic in these countries.

Adolescence Adult Aged Agglutination Tests Antibodies, Viral/*ANALYSIS Child Child, Preschool Female Fluorescent Antibody Technique Human HTLV-BLV Viruses/*IMMUNOLOGY Indonesia Infant Malaysia Male Middle Age Philippines Pregnancy Retroviridae Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Thailand JOURNAL ARTICLE