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green monkeys

Any of several African monkeys of the genus Cercopithecus . Simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIV) are the closest known relatives of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and these have been isolated from green monkeys and other primates. 20% to 50% of green monkeys in their native habitat harbour the virus, but it is by no means established that this was the origin of AIDS. An SIV with an even closer genetic sequence has been found in a chimpanzee.
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In those primate species where high levels of SIV infection have been found in the wild, namely sooty mangabeys and African green monkeys (the Cercopithecus aethiops super-species), it is primarily adults that are seropositive, leading to the hypothesis that SIV is normally transmitted through sexual activity.
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Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted a pilot study using CCHF virus to infect African green monkeys, rhesus macaques, and cynomolgus macaques.
In August and September 1967, an outbreak of a viral hemorrhagic fever occurred among laboratory workers in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) who were processing kidneys from African green monkeys that had been imported from Uganda.
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