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

An international research team has been examining transmission of a virus from monkeys to humans in Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated countries.

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

2005-12-13 14:35:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - 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.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.