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Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Molecular Variants, Vanuatu, Melanesia

Abstract : Four of 391 Ni-Vanuatu women were infected with variants of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) Melanesian subtype C. These strains had env nucleotide sequences approximately 99% similar to each other and diverging from the main molecular subtypes of HTLV-1 by 6% to 9%. These strains were likely introduced during ancient human population movements in Melanesia.
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Olivier Cassar, Corinne Capuano, Laurent Meertens, Eliane Chungue, Antoine Gessain. Human T-cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Molecular Variants, Vanuatu, Melanesia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, 11 (5), pp.706-710. ⟨10.3201/eid1105.041015⟩. ⟨pasteur-03208172⟩



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