The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Indigenous peoples -- Peru -- Health and hygiene, Shipibo-Conibo Indians -- Peru -- Health and hygiene, HTLV-I (Virus), HTLV-II (Virus), HTLV infections
Infections with HTLV-1 and -2 were detected in 12 (1.9%) and 6 (0.9%) indigenous individuals living in 27 Amazonian villages in Peru. All infections occurred in Shipibo-Konibo people. HTLV was more common among participants living in villages distant from larger port cities and women with non-monogamous sexual partners.
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Alva, I.E., Orellana, E.R., Blas, M., Bernabé, A., Cotrina, A., . . . Montano, S. (2012). HTLV-1 and -2 infections among 10 indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 87(5), 954-56.