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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)