Alarm sounded on ancient virus endemic in Central Australia

Almost half of Indigenous adults in Central Australia are infected with a virus which can cause lung disease and blood cancers yet many physicians are unaware of it, an infectious disease specialist warns. A prospective hospital-based study found patients with a HTLV-1c proviral load (pVL) ≥1% (1,000 copies per 105 peripheral blood leukocytes) had a marked ...

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