Simian foamy virus infection in humans: prevalence and management.

  title={Simian foamy virus infection in humans: prevalence and management.},
  author={Arifa S. Khan},
  journal={Expert review of anti-infective therapy},
  volume={7 5},
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) are highly prevalent in all nonhuman primate species and can infect humans following occupational and non-occupational exposure to infected animals and their tissues, blood or body fluids. Virus transmission results in a stable, persistent infection that seems to be latent. SFV infections are thus far nonpathogenic, with no evidence of adverse clinical outcome in their natural nonhuman primate hosts or by experimental injection in animals and upon cross-species… CONTINUE READING
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