Title: Die Kinlensche Virusinfektionshypothese fuer die Haeufungen von Leukaemien und NH Lymphomen bei Kindern.
Authors: PENKUHN Hans otfriedWIDER Hartmut
Publication Year: 1997
JRC N°: JRC15349
Other Identifiers: EUR 17708 DE
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC15349
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The relevant results of nine papers of the epidemiologist L.J.Kinlen (with co-authors) are reported. Their message is: where in the UK many persons migrate into rural zones (e.g. construction and oil workers, soldiers, refugees, commuters), the frequencies of childhood leukaemia's - and often also of NH-Lymphoma (NH=Non-Hogdkin) increase significantly. If the perents are well-paid (social class 1), these frequencies increase to still higher levels. All these data are consistent with a virus infection hypothesis (formulated already in 1937): some of the cancers are caused by unknown viruses spread by sufficiently extensive population mixing.
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