Environmental Factors Influence the Rate of Human Herpesvirus Type 8 Infection in a Population with High Incidence of Classic Kaposi Sarcoma

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High prevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) infection has been reported on the island of Sardinia. Among emigrants from Sardinia, rates of HHV-8 infection are lower than they are in Sardinia and are similar to those observed in the local population. Thus, environmental factors seem to play a relevant role in affecting the prevalence of HHV-8 infection.

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