HTLV-1 virus detected in Nunavut

Sibbald, Barbara
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/17/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 2, p150
Academic Journal
The article reports on the detection of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) by Nunavut health officials. It is noted that fewer than 20 persons are infected with HTLV-1. It is revealed that it can take a number of years before its symptoms appear and there is no effective treatment yet to reduce the viral load.


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