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Volume 7, Number 5—October 2001

Human Herpesvirus-8 and Other Viral Infections, Papua New Guinea

Giovanni Rezza*Comments to Author , Robert T. Danaya†, Theresa M. Wagner*, Loredana Sarmati‡, Ifor L. Owen§, Paolo Monini*, Massimo Andreoni‡, Barbara Suligoi*, Barbara Ensoli*, and Edoardo Pozio*
Author affiliations: *Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy; †Port Moresby General Hospital, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; ‡Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy; §National Veterinary Laboratory, Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Boroko, Papua New Guinea

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Table 2

Serologic correlates of human herpesvirus-8 infection, Papua New Guinea

HHV-8a PRb p APRb p
HCV- 35/137
(25.5%) 1 1
HCV+ 1/12
(8.3%) 0.33 0.25 0.46 0.34
EBV- 1/8
(12.5%) 1 1
EBV+ 5/141
(24.8%) 1.98 0.47 1.71 0.54
HSV2- 25/124
(20.2%) 1 1
HSV2+ 10/23
(43.5%) 2.16 0.01 1.64 0.15

aHHV-8 = human herpesvirus-8; HCV = hepatitis C virus; EBV = Epstein-Barr virus; HSV2 = herpes simplexvirus-2.
bPrevalence ratio, crude and adjusted for age, sex, and urban residence.

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