Author(s): Weber B, Mapeka TM, Maahlo MA, Hoosen AA
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Abstract AIMS: To screen Trichomonas vaginalis isolates from South Africa for the presence of a small double stranded RNA virus designated T vaginalis virus (TVV). METHODS: TVV was detected by simultaneous extraction of DNA and RNA, and its presence confirmed by electron microscopy and nuclease digestions. RESULTS: TVV was detected in 59 of 72 (81.9\%) isolates. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate a possible higher infection rate of South African T vaginalis isolates by the double stranded RNA virus than has been reported for isolates elsewhere.
This article was published in J Clin Pathol
and referenced in Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology