Recommendations for prevention of and therapy for exposure to B virus (cercopithecine herpesvirus 1).

@article{Cohen2002RecommendationsFP,
  title={Recommendations for prevention of and therapy for exposure to B virus (cercopithecine herpesvirus 1).},
  author={Jeffrey I. Cohen and David S Davenport and John A. Stewart and Scott Deitchman and Julia K. Hilliard and Louisa E. Chapman},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1191-203}
}
B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) is a zoonotic agent that can cause fatal encephalomyelitis in humans. The virus naturally infects macaque monkeys, resulting in disease that is similar to herpes simplex virus infection in humans. Although B virus infection generally is asymptomatic or mild in macaques, it can be fatal in humans. Previously reported cases of B virus disease in humans usually have been attributed to animal bites, scratches, or percutaneous inoculation with infected… CONTINUE READING

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