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In a post hoc analysis of samples collected in 2009, we determined seroprevalence of parvovirus 4 (PARV4) among elderly Cameroonians. PARV4 seropositivity was associated with receipt of intravenous antimalarial drugs, intramuscular streptomycin, or an intramuscular contraceptive, but not hepatitis C virus seropositivity. Findings suggest parenteral acquisition of some PARV4 infections.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1804.110628

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

04/2012

Volume

18

Pages

680 - 683

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cameroon, Cohort Studies, Coinfection, Female, Hepatitis C, Humans, Injections, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Parvoviridae Infections, Parvovirus, Prevalence, Seroepidemiologic Studies