Medline ® Abstract for Reference 10
of 'Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of cytomegalovirus infection in immunocompetent adults'
Complement-fixing antibodies against cytomegalovirus in different parts of the world.
Bull World Health Organ. 1973;49(1):103.
A WHO cooperative study in which 27 laboratories participated showed that the distribution of cytomegalovirus antibodies in healthy blood donors varies widely, ranging from 40% in highly industrialized areas to 100% in developing countries. Climatic factors did not appear to play an important role in the spread of the virus.