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Simian Foamy Viruses Readily Occur Between Humans And Macaques In Urban Bangladesh
2013-09-04 13:11:30

University of Washington Researchers hope to protect humans from another deadly outbreak like HIV Throughout Asia, humans and monkeys live side-by side in many urban areas. An international research team from the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Jahangirnagar University has been examining transmission of a virus from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated countries. The scientists have found that some people in...

Swab Technique Spots Tuberculosis In Non-human Primates
2012-06-25 10:16:35

TB infections, a serious threat to monkeys and apes, previously had been difficult to detect Tuberculosis can be a serious threat to monkeys and apes. A new technique for detecting the tuberculosis-causing bacteria could help in protecting the health of primate populations. The method can spot TB even among infected primates that show no outward sign of disease, but are still capable of spreading infection to others of their kind. Existing tests for TB in primates are difficult to...

2005-12-13 14:35:00

NEW YORK -- Long-tailed macaques used as performance monkeys in Indonesia are sometimes infected with viruses that could cross the species barrier and infect humans, investigators report. Performance monkeys may represent a threat to humans because of the way they are bought and sold and their close proximity to humans, Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel and her associates explain. The animals are usually obtained from animal markets where they are kept under crowded and unsanitary conditions that could...

2005-07-13 15:10:00

Scientists have identified the first reported case in Asia of primate-to-human transmission of simian foamy virus (SFV), a retrovirus found in macaques and other primates that so far has not been shown to cause disease in humans. The transmission of the virus from a monkey to a human took place at a monkey temple in Bali, Indonesia, the researchers report in the July issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Even though this particular virus jumping to humans may not prove dangerous,...


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