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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008

Research

Diverse Contexts of Zoonotic Transmission of Simian Foamy Viruses in Asia

Lisa Jones-Engel*Comments to Author , Cynthia C. May†, Gregory A. Engel*‡, Katherine A. Steinkraus†, Michael A. Schillaci, Agustin Fuentes¶, Aida Rompis#, Mukesh K. Chalise**, Nantiya Aggimarangsee††, Mohammed M. Feeroz‡‡, Richard Grant*1, Jonathan S. Allan§§, Arta Putra#, I. Nengah Wandia#, Robin Watanabe*, LaRene Kuller*, Satawat Thongsawat††, Romanee Chaiwarith††, Randall C. Kyes*, and Maxine L. Linial†
Author affiliations: *University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; †Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle; ‡Swedish Hospital, Seattle; §University of Toronto, Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ¶Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; #Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia; **Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; ††Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand; ‡‡Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh; §§Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA;

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Table 2

Persons at high risk for SFV, Asia*

CountryNo. samples testedNo. ELISa reactiveNo. WB positiveNo. SFV sequences derivedTotal no. confirmed
SFV positive
Thailand211†153NA3
Nepal911NA1
Indonesia748323
Bangladesh
11
1
1
1
1
Total30525838 (2.6%)

*WB, Western blot; SFV, simian foamy virus; NA, not applicable.
†65/213 serum samples were bioplex reactive and further screened with glutathione S-transferase-Gag ELISA.

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1Current affilation: SNBL USA Ltd., Everett, Washington, USA.

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