New World simian foamy virus infections in vivo and in vitro.

  title={New World simian foamy virus infections in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={Carolyn R. Stenbak and Karen L. Craig and Sergei B. Ivanov and Xiaoxing Wang and Khanh Soliven and Dana L. Jackson and Gustavo Augusto Guti{\'e}rrez and Gregory A. Engel and Lisa Jones-Engel and Maxine L. Linial},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={88 2},
Foamy viruses (FV) are complex retroviruses that naturally infect all nonhuman primates (NHP) studied to date. Zoonotic transmission of Old World NHP simian foamy viruses (SFV) has been documented, leading to nonpathogenic persistent infections. To date, there have been no reports concerning zoonotic transmission of New World monkey (NWM) SFV to humans and resulting infection. In this study, we developed a Western blot assay to detect antibodies to NWM SFV, a nested PCR assay to detect NWM SFV… CONTINUE READING