cercopithecine herpesvirus 1


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cercopithecine herpesvirus 1

A virus commonly found in macaques but not in other primates. Humans who handle macaques may be infected by bites or exposure to animal blood or body fluids. Although in macaques the virus causes a herpetic rash, in humans it often produces deadly infections of the brain and meninges.
Synonym: B virus; cercopithecine virus 1
See also: herpesvirus
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Eberle, "Neuropathogenesis of herpesvirus papio 2 in mice parallels infection with Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B virus) in humans," Journal of General Virology, vol.
Eberle, "Sequence and genetic arrangement of the Us region of the monkey B virus (Cercopithecine Herpesvirus 1) genome and comparison with the Us regions of other primate herpesviruses," Journal of Virology, vol.
Eberle, "Sequence and genetic arrangement of the UL region of the monkey B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) genome and comparison with the UL region of other primate herpesviruses," Archives of Virology, vol.
Of the 35 herpesviruses identified in nonhuman primates, only Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B virus) is known to be pathogenic for humans.
The International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses uses the name Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (family: Herpesviridae, subfamily: Alphaherpesvirinae, genus: Simplexvirus).
Herpesvirus B (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 [CeHV-1]) is an alphaherpesvirus endemic to macaques of South and Southeast Asia (1).