Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

THE SEROEPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF HTLV1, 2 INFECTIONS IN NEYSHABOUR CITY (NORTHEAST OF Iran)

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

THE SEROEPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY OF HTLV1, 2 INFECTIONS IN NEYSHABOUR CITY (NORTHEAST OF Iran)

Article excerpt

Background: HTLV was the first human retrovirus to be discovered. this virus is endemic in several regions around the World such as the Razavi Khorasan Province, Northeast of Iran. The aim of this study is investigate HTLV-1, 2 infec- tions prevalence rate in patients who referred to Iranian Aca- demic Center for Education, Culture and Research of Mash- had (ACECR), Neyshabor branch.

Methods: All patients referred to ACECR were tested for evaluation of HTLV-1, 2 using ELISA method (Dia.pro di- agnostic bioprobes, Italy) from March 2013 to February 2014 in this Center. The variables were age and gender.

Results: According to the results of enzyme linked immuno- sorbent assay (ELISA), HTLV1, 2 infections were positive in 7.2% (153/2118) of the participants. …

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