Natural zoonotic infections of two marmosets and one domestic rabbit with herpes simplex virus type 1 did not reveal a correlation with a certain gG-, gI- or gE genotype

K. Sekulin, J. Janková, J. Kolodziejek, H. P. Huemer, A. Gruber, J. Meyer, N. Nowotny

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Infections with herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) are not restricted to humans but infrequently may be transmitted to certain animal species, in some cases resulting in severe disease, including encephalitis and death. Recent studies demonstrate that human-derived HSV-1 field isolates can be typed according to their gG- gI- and gE gene sequences. We investigated whether HSV-1 infections of animals were predominantly caused by a certain genotype. Isolates derived from two marmosets and one domestic rabbit, however, revealed different genotypes. Despite the very limited number of investigated animal-derived HSV-1 strains, this result does not point towards the existence of certain HSV-1 genotypes with a higher potential of being transmitted to animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1669-1672
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010



  • Genotyping
  • Herpes simplex virus type 1
  • HHV-1
  • HSV-1
  • Human herpesvirus 1
  • Zoonotic transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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