Transmission of B virus infection between monkeys especially in relation to breeding colonies.

@article{Zwartouw1984TransmissionOB,
  title={Transmission of B virus infection between monkeys especially in relation to breeding colonies.},
  author={H T Zwartouw and J A Macarthur and E A. Boulter and John Seamer and J H Marston and Arnold S Chamove},
  journal={Laboratory animals},
  year={1984},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={125-30}
}
Studies of B virus (Herpesvirus simiae) antibody in several species of macaque lead to the following generalizations. Newborn monkeys are not infected with B virus, even when born of seropositive mothers. Young monkeys remain uninfected until they become adults. The majority of adults develop B virus antibody unless their physical contact with seropositive adults is restricted. These observations are consistent with sexual transmission of B virus and classification of the disease in monkeys as… CONTINUE READING