B-virus

B-virus

a herpesvirus of monkeys that shares a common antigen with the pseudorabies and herpes simplex viruses. The infection is common in Old World monkeys especially in rhesus, cynomolgus and vervet monkeys. Clinical signs in the monkeys include fever blisters on the lips, and ulcerative and papillary lesions on the anterior dorsum of the tongue. The infection is transmissible to humans causing a highly fatal ascending encephalitis.
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