Serological testing for tuberculosis, measles, cercopithecine
herpes I, and simian viruses (SIV, SRV, and STLV) was performed annually while complete blood counts and clinical chemistries, diabetic markers, and bacteriological and parasitological fecal examination were performed quarterly as part of clinical health checks.
A comparative study of aggression and conciliation in three cercopithecine
monkeys (Macaca fuscata, Macaca nigra, Papiopapio).
Apes are tailless nonhuman primates that diverged from the cercopithecine
monkeys about 25,000,000 years ago.
B virus, also known as Cercopithecine
herpesvirus 1 (CHV-1), Herpesvirus simiae, Herpes simiae, or Simian B disease, is considered endemic among monkeys of the genus Macaca.
The same year this report was published, a splash to the eye unassociated with injury resulted in the Cercopithecine
herpesvirus 1 infection and subsequent death of a research assistant at a primate research center (2,3).
It wasn't that science didn't support their contentions: Since the early 1930s, primatologists have known that macaques carry Herpesvirus simiae, commonly known as herpes B or B virus (scientifically referred to as cercopithecine
herpesvirus), which can cause a potentially fatal brain infection in humans.
Hrdy, "Intensity of local resource competition shapes the relationship between maternal rank and sex ratios at birth in cercopithecine
primates," American Naturalist 138 (1991), pp.
Epidemiology of Cercopithecine
herpesvirus 1 (B virus) infection and shedding in a large breeding cohort of rhesus macaques.
On December 10, 1997, a 22-year-old female worker at a primate center died from Cercopithecine
herpesvirus 1 (B virus) infection 42 days after biologic material (possibly fecal) from a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) splashed into her right eye.
herpesvirus 1 risk in a child bitten by a bonnet macaque monkey.
An additional finding was the taxonomic affinity of EHV-9 and other equine alphaherpesviruses to herpes simplex virus 1 and cercopithecine
SFV was conjugated to beads as previously described for simian retrovirus, simian T-cell leukemia virus, simian immunodeficiency virus, and Cercopithecine
herpesvirus 1 (22).