Fatal infection of a pet monkey with Human herpesvirus 1

Hartwig P. Huemer, Larcher Clara, Thomas Czedik-Eysenberg, Norbert Nowotny, Martin Reifinger

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Abstract

Concerns have been raised about pet monkeys as a potential threat to humans. We report the opposite situation, a danger to pets that arises from humans. Similar to herpesvirus B (Cerco-pithecine herpesvirus 1), which endangers humans but not its host species, Human herpesvirus 1 can act as a "killer virus" when crossing the species barrier to New World monkeys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-641
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Huemer, H. P., Clara, L., Czedik-Eysenberg, T., Nowotny, N., & Reifinger, M. (2002). Fatal infection of a pet monkey with Human herpesvirus 1. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8(6), 639-641.

Fatal infection of a pet monkey with Human herpesvirus 1. / Huemer, Hartwig P.; Clara, Larcher; Czedik-Eysenberg, Thomas; Nowotny, Norbert; Reifinger, Martin.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 8, No. 6, 2002, p. 639-641.

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Huemer, HP, Clara, L, Czedik-Eysenberg, T, Nowotny, N & Reifinger, M 2002, 'Fatal infection of a pet monkey with Human herpesvirus 1', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 639-641.
Huemer HP, Clara L, Czedik-Eysenberg T, Nowotny N, Reifinger M. Fatal infection of a pet monkey with Human herpesvirus 1. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2002;8(6):639-641.
Huemer, Hartwig P. ; Clara, Larcher ; Czedik-Eysenberg, Thomas ; Nowotny, Norbert ; Reifinger, Martin. / Fatal infection of a pet monkey with Human herpesvirus 1. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2002 ; Vol. 8, No. 6. pp. 639-641.
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