Seroepidemiology of human papovaviruses: discovery of virgin populations and some unusual patterns of antibody prevalence among remote peoples of the world

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human papovaviruses. Discovery of virgin populations and some unusual patterns of antibody prevalence among remote peoples of the world. Am J Epidemiol 102:331-340, 1975. A total of 1544 sera from 28 diverse and mainly isolated populations were examined for HI antibody to BK virus. A few extremely isolated populations were found with negligible or absent exposure to the virus, but in most populations, remote or cosmopolitan, antibody appeared in increasing prevalence during early childhood and remained stable throughout adult life. Antibody acquisition and prevalence rates in individual families re-flected that of the general population. Examined for HI antibody to JC virus were 393 sera from 9 of the 28 populations. Age acquisition and prevalence rates of antibody were similar to those of BK virus, but experi-ence with the 2 viruses was found to occur independently in several popula-tion groups, i.e., high exposure to BK with low exposure to JC, or vice-versa. Examined for neutralizing antibody to SV40 were 151 sera with an

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