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Illustration of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus transmitted through sexual contact or skin abrasions that infect keratinocytes within basal epithelial tissue. Most cases of cervical cancer have been attributed to HPV infections, though routine screenings and HPV vaccinations have been used as preventative measures to decrease cervical cancer fatalities.
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