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Article: Seroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesviruses in England and Hong Kong

TitleSeroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesviruses in England and Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCytomegalovirus
Epstein-Barr virus
Herpes simplex
Human herpes-virus 6
Varicella-zoster virus
Issue Date1994
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/32763
Citation
Journal Of Medical Virology, 1994, v. 43 n. 1, p. 91-96 How to Cite?
AbstractThe age-related prevalence of antibodies to herpesviruses was compared in England and Hong Kong. Altogether 327 sera from England and 266 sera from Hong Kong were tested for antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zostervirus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). Herpesvirus infections were common in both countries but generally were acquired earlier and were more prevalent in Hong Kong. Over 90% of children in Hong Kong were infected with VZV, EBV, and HHV-6 by 8 years of age. HSV and CMV were the least prevalent childhood infections in both countries, although, 30-40% of babies in Hong Kong became infected during the first year of life. CMV infections were rare throughout childhood in the English cohort. Overcrowding and early attendance at kindergarten may aid more efficient and earlier transmission of herpesvirus in Hong Kong. The high prevalence of CMV in particular may have implications for the management of young pregnant women and organ transplant recipients in Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79875
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dc.contributor.authorKangro, HOen_HK
dc.contributor.authorOsman, HKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, YLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHeath, RBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, CYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, MHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:59:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:59:44Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Medical Virology, 1994, v. 43 n. 1, p. 91-96en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe age-related prevalence of antibodies to herpesviruses was compared in England and Hong Kong. Altogether 327 sera from England and 266 sera from Hong Kong were tested for antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zostervirus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). Herpesvirus infections were common in both countries but generally were acquired earlier and were more prevalent in Hong Kong. Over 90% of children in Hong Kong were infected with VZV, EBV, and HHV-6 by 8 years of age. HSV and CMV were the least prevalent childhood infections in both countries, although, 30-40% of babies in Hong Kong became infected during the first year of life. CMV infections were rare throughout childhood in the English cohort. Overcrowding and early attendance at kindergarten may aid more efficient and earlier transmission of herpesvirus in Hong Kong. The high prevalence of CMV in particular may have implications for the management of young pregnant women and organ transplant recipients in Hong Kong.en_HK
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dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/32763en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Medical Virology. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectCytomegalovirusen_HK
dc.subjectEpstein-Barr virusen_HK
dc.subjectHerpes simplexen_HK
dc.subjectHuman herpes-virus 6en_HK
dc.subjectVaricella-zoster virusen_HK
dc.titleSeroprevalence of antibodies to human herpesviruses in England and Hong Kongen_HK
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