Transmission of hepatitis B to the rhesus monkey.

  title={Transmission of hepatitis B to the rhesus monkey.},
  author={ArieJ. Zuckerman and Giorgio Scalise and Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri and Jenny Kremastinou and Colin R. Howard and Karen S. Sorensen},
  journal={Developments in biological standardization},
The rhesus monkey does provide a suitable laboratory animal model for studying hepatitis B virus and for investigating various aspects of interaction between this infectious agent and the host. This species of non-human primate, however, offers a less sensitive animal model for hepatitis B infection than the chimpanzee. 

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