cercopithecrine herpesvirus

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cercopithecrine herpesvirus

an herpesvirus, in the family Herpesviridae, affecting Old World monkeys, which is very similar morphologically to herpes simplex virus; fatal infection may occur in humans following the bite of an infected monkey, although other modes of transmission have also been documented.
Synonym(s): B virus, monkey B virus

cer·co·pith·e·crine her·pes·virus

(ser'kō-pith'ĕ-krēn hĕr'pēz-vī-rŭs)
A herpesvirus, in the family Herpesviridae, affecting Old World monkeys, which is very similar morphologically to herpes simplex virus; fatal infection may occur in humans following the bite of an infected monkey, although other modes of transmission have also been documented.
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Many other accepted terms for this virus exist, including Herpesvirus simiae, herpes B, monkey B virus, and herpesvirus B.
Sequence and genetic arrangement of the U(S) region of the monkey B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) genome and comparison with the U(S) regions of other primate herpesviruses.
Molecular evidence for distinct genotypes of monkey B virus (Herpesvirus simiae) which are related to the macaque host species.