Transmission of Human Herpesvirus Type 8 Infection Within Families in American Indigenous Populations From the Brazilian Amazon

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 05/08/2012

This pattern of familial dependence suggests that, in this endemic population, HHV–8 transmission mainly occurs from mother to offspring and between close siblings during early childhood, probably via saliva. The mother to offspring dependence was derived chiefly from anti–LANA antibodies.

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