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Frequent and Recent Human Acquisition of Simian Foamy Viruses Through Apes' Bites in Central Africa

  • Edouard Betsem mail,

    antoine.gessain@pasteur.fr (AG); edouard.betsem@pasteur.fr (EB)

    Affiliations: Unit of Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Oncogenic Viruses, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), URA 3015, Paris, France, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroun

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  • Réjane Rua,

    Affiliations: Unit of Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Oncogenic Viruses, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), URA 3015, Paris, France

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  • Patricia Tortevoye,

    Affiliations: Unit of Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Oncogenic Viruses, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), URA 3015, Paris, France

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  • Alain Froment,

    Affiliation: Institute of Research for Development, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

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  • Antoine Gessain mail

    antoine.gessain@pasteur.fr (AG); edouard.betsem@pasteur.fr (EB)

    Affiliations: Unit of Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Oncogenic Viruses, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), URA 3015, Paris, France

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  • Published: October 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002306

About the Authors

Edouard Betsem, Réjane Rua, Patricia Tortevoye, Antoine Gessain
Unit of Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Oncogenic Viruses, Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Edouard Betsem, Réjane Rua, Patricia Tortevoye, Antoine Gessain
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), URA 3015, Paris, France
Edouard Betsem
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroun
Alain Froment
Institute of Research for Development, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EB RR AG. Performed the experiments: EB RR. Analyzed the data: EB RR PT AG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EB AF PT. Wrote the paper: EB AG. Advices regarding biostatistical analysis: AF.