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Transmission routes of PARV4, a newly discovered human parvovirus, were investigated by determining frequencies of persistent infections using autopsy samples from different risk groups. Predominantly parenteral routes of transmission were demonstrated by infection restricted to injection drug users and persons with hemophilia and absence of infection in homosexual men with AIDS and low-risk controls.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1309.070428

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

09/2007

Volume

13

Pages

1386 - 1388

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, HIV Infections, Hemophilia A, Homosexuality, Male, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Parvoviridae Infections, Parvovirus, Risk Factors