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Exposure to wild primates among HIV-infected persons

LeBreton, M and Yang, O and Tamoufe, U and Mpoudi-Ngole, E and Torimiro, JN and Djoko, CF and Carr, JK and Prosser, AT and Rimoin, AW and Birx, DL and Burke, DS and Wolfe, ND (2007) Exposure to wild primates among HIV-infected persons. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 13 (10). 1579 - 1582. ISSN 1080-6040

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HIV-1 is an immunosuppressive pathogen. Our behavioral data for 191 HIV-1-infected rural Cameroonians show frequent exposure to nonhuman primates through activities such as hunting and butchering. Immunosuppression among persons exposed to body fluids of wild nonhuman primates could favor the process of adaptation and subsequent emergence of zoonotic pathogens.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
LeBreton, M
Yang, O
Tamoufe, U
Mpoudi-Ngole, E
Torimiro, JN
Djoko, CF
Carr, JK
Prosser, AT
Rimoin, AW
Birx, DL
Burke, DSdonburke@pitt.eduDONBURKE
Wolfe, ND
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Vaccine Research
Date: 1 January 2007
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume: 13
Number: 10
Page Range: 1579 - 1582
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3201/eid1310.070338
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Epidemiology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1080-6040
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 19:15
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:57


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