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Volume 16, Number 6—June 2010

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Vaccinia Virus Infection in Monkeys, Brazilian Amazon

Jônatas S. Abrahão, André T. Silva-Fernandes, Larissa S. Lima, Rafael K. Campos, Maria I.M.C. Guedes, Marcela M.G. Cota, Felipe L. Assis, Iara A. Borges, Milton F. Souza-Júnior, Zélia I.P. Lobato, Cláudio A. Bonjardim, Paulo C.P. Ferreira, Giliane S. Trindade, and Erna G.Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Table

Seroprevalence of vaccinia virus in monkeys, Brazilian Amazon*

Species No. serum samples tested PRNT titer, no. positive
Total no. (%) No. (%) PCR positive
20 40 80 160 320
Cebus apella 269 2 24 36 4 2 68 (25.3) 11 (4.1)
Allouata caraya 27 3 5 5 0 0 13 (48.1) 7 (25.9)
Nasua nasua 12 0 2 0 0 0 2 (16.6) 0
Dasyprocta sp. 20 0 1 0 0 0 1 (5.0) 0
Didelphis albiventris 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Euphractus sexcinctus 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamandua tetradactila 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cerdocyon thous
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total 344 5 32 41 4 2 84 (24.4) 18 (5.2)

*PRNT, plaque-reduction neutralization test.

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