high seroprevalence of borna virus infection in schizophrenic patients, family members and mental health workers in taiwan.borna disease virus (bdv), a negative-strand rna virus, has been reported to be associated with severe psychiatric disorders. the association is mainly based on the findings that patients with schizophrenia and depression have a higher seroprevalence rate of bdv-specific antibodies than controls. in addition, psychiatric patients were also found to have a higher detection rate of bdv transcripts in their blood than controls. by using an improved western blot analysis, we first demonstrated that ...199910089006
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