Simian foamy virus prevalence in Macaca mulatta and zookeepers.

  title={Simian foamy virus prevalence in Macaca mulatta and zookeepers.},
  author={Fen Huang and Huixuan Wang and Shenrong Jing and Weikun Zeng},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  volume={28 6},
The simian foamy virus (SFV) has been reported to be transmissible among humans occupationally exposed to nonhuman primates. Nevertheless, epidemiological and genotypic data on the SFV in Macaca mulatta and zookeepers in China are limited. In the present study, SFV proviral DNA was detected in 74 blood samples from M. mulatta and 12 saliva specimens from zookeepers by nested polymerase chain reaction. A total of 29 blood samples from M. mulatta (29/74, 39.19%) and two saliva specimens from… CONTINUE READING


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