Serological Evidence of Human Infection with the Paramyxovirus Yucaipa in Senegal, West Africa

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  • Laboratoire de Virologie, Université de Bordeaux II, Laboratoire de Bactériologie-Virologie, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université de Dakar, 33076 Bordeaux, France

Sera from 353 people resident in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa, were tested for hemagglutination-inhibiting antibodies against the avian paramyxovirus Yucaipa. Antibodies were demonstrated in five sera (1.4%), providing new evidence that this virus may infect humans.

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