Herpes B-virus specific-pathogen-free breeding colonies of macaques (Macaca mulatta): diagnostic testing before and after elimination of the infection.

@article{Ward2000HerpesBS,
  title={Herpes B-virus specific-pathogen-free breeding colonies of macaques (Macaca mulatta): diagnostic testing before and after elimination of the infection.},
  author={John A. Ward and Julia K. Hilliard and Sheila E. Pearson},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={
          317-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Research Resources' (NCRR) Division of Comparative Medicine has funded the establishment of specific pathogen-free (SPF) captive macaque colonies. Herpes B-virus (Herpesvirus simiae, Cercopithecine herpesvirus type 1) has been targeted for elimination. Late seroconversion presents the greatest threat to the integrity of SPF colonies. The purpose of the study reported here was to evaluate that threat through… CONTINUE READING