Monkey Virus

Vikram Misra Misra at herald.usask.ca
Fri Nov 25 19:39:35 EST 1994


In article <3b5hi2$i3n at seymour.sfu.ca>, geraldye at fraser.sfu.ca (Gerald
Yen-Wei Chen) wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I dont know if this has been covered on this newsgroup before so
> please forgive me if it has.  I just have a few questions on the
> so-called Monkey Virus. 

You are probably referring to the Herpes B virus. This virus causes a
relatively mild infection in rhesus monkeys (much like herpes simplexvirus
cold sores in humans) but produces a serious peracute encephalitic disease
in humans. Most human cases are due to bites and are usually fatal.



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