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Volume 28, Number 12—December 2022

Orthopoxvirus Seroprevalence and Infection Susceptibility in France, Bolivia, Laos, and Mali

Léa LucianiComments to Author , Nathanaël Lapidus, Abdennour Amroun, Alessandra Falchi, Chanthala Souksakhone, Mayfong Mayxay, Audrey Dubot-Pérès, Paola Mariela Saba Villarroel, Issa Diarra, Ousmane Koita, Pierre Gallian, and Xavier de Lamballerie
Author affiliations: Aix-Marseille Université-IRD 190-Inserm 1207, Marseille, France (L. Luciani, A. Amroun, A. Dubot-Pérès, P.M. Saba Villarroel, I. Diarra, P. Gallian, X. de Lamballerie); Sorbonne Université, Inserm, Saint-Antoine Hospital, Paris, France (N. Lapidus); Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, Corte, France (A. Falchi); Lao Red Cross, Vientiane, Laos (C. Souksakhone); Ministry of Health, Vientiane (M. Mayxay); University of Health Sciences, Vientiane (M. Mayxay); Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane (M. Mayxay, A. Dubot Pérès); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (M. Mayxay, A. Dubot Pérès); University of Sciences, Bamako, Mali (I. Diarra, O. Koita); Établissement Français du Sang, La Plaine Saint Denis, France (P. Gallian)

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Table 3

Demographic characteristics of populations in 4 regions of France who had serum samples tested for antibodies against both vaccinia and cowpox viruses in study of orthopoxvirus seroprevalence and infection susceptibility in France, Bolivia, Laos, and Mali*

Characteristics Corsica Midi-Pyrénées PACA Auvergne-Loire Total
M/F ratio 1.00 1.16 1.04 1.53 1.17
Mean year of birth ±SD
1966 ±12
1966 ±13
1967 ±13
1966 ±13
1966 ±13
Decade of birth
1940s 14 185 162 77 438 (9.8)
1950s 38 443 371 213 1,065 (23.9)
1960s 59 457 491 228 1,235 (27.8)
1970s 33 308 359 166 866 (19.5)
1980s 21 244 252 106 623 (14.0)
221 (5.0)
Total 168 1,738 1,705 837 4,448

*Values are no. participants or no. (%) unless otherwise noted. Percentages were calculated according to a total of 4,448 participants in France who had serum samples tested by using the seroneutralization assay. PACA, Provence Alpes Côte-d’Azur.

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