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Volume 13, Number 9—September 2007

Research

Simian Foamy Virus Transmission from Apes to Humans, Rural Cameroon

Sara Calattini*, Edouard B.A. Betsem†, Alain Froment‡, Philippe Mauclère*†‡§, Patricia Tortevoye*, Christine Schmitt*, Richard Njouom§, Ali Saib¶, and Antoine Gessain*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; †Université de Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroun; ‡Centre de l'InstitutdeRecherchepourleDéveloppement, Orléans, France; §Centre Pasteur du Cameroun, Yaoundé, Cameroun; ¶Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France;

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Table 1

Serologic results for simian foamy virus retrospective study, rural Cameroon, 1994–2000

Area Study population
Test results
Race Age range, y Total no. Men Women Negative Borderline, 
no. (%) Positive, 
no. (%)
Bipindi Lolodorf Bakola Pygmies 30–82 478 214 264 448 16 (3.34) 14 (2.92)
Bantus 40–83 370 180 190 326 40 (10.81) 4 (1.08)
Ntem Bantus 20–78 316 144 172 283 30 (9.49) 3 (0.9)
Total 20–83 1,164 538 626 1,057 86 (7.38) 21 (1.8)

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