Persistent zoonotic infection of a human with simian foamy virus in the absence of an intact orf-2 accessory gene.

@article{Callahan1999PersistentZI,
  title={Persistent zoonotic infection of a human with simian foamy virus in the absence of an intact orf-2 accessory gene.},
  author={Martin Callahan and William M Switzer and Aprille Matthews and Brian Dale Roberts and Walid Heneine and Thomas Murill Folks and Paul A. Sandstrom},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={1999},
  volume={73 11},
  pages={
          9619-24
        }
}
Although foamy viruses (FVs) are endemic among nonhuman primates, FV infection among humans is rare. Recently, simian foamy virus (SFV) infection was reported in 4 of 231 individuals occupationally exposed to primates (1.8%). Secondary transmission to spouses has not been seen, suggesting that while FV is readily zoonotic, humans may represent dead-end hosts. Among different simian species, SFV demonstrates significant sequence diversity within the U3 region of the long terminal repeat (LTR… CONTINUE READING

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