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Aleutian Mink Disease Virus and Humans

By Jørgen R. Jepsen, Francesco d’Amore, Ulrik Baandrup, Michael Roost Clausen, Elisabeth Gottschalck and Bent Aasted

Abstract

Reports of a possible relationship between Aleutian mink disease parvovirus (AMDV) and human infection are rare. However, 2 mink farmers with vascular disease and microangiopathy similar to that in mink with Aleutian disease were found to have AMDV-specific antibodies and AMDV DNA. These findings raise the suspicion that AMDV may play a role in human disease

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3044528
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