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For more information regarding B virus and B virus infection see the following online resources:



CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations and Reports

CDC Authors' Articles

Additional Articles

  • Engel GA, Pizarro M, Shaw E, Cortes J, Fuentes A, Barry P, et al. Unique pattern of enzootic primate viruses in Gibraltar macaques. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] July 2008.
  • Focher F, Lossani A, Verri A, Spadari S, Maioli A, Gambino JJ, et al. Sensitivity of monkey B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) to antiviral drugs: role of thymidine kinase in antiviral activities of substrate analogs and acyclonucleosides. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2007;51:2028-34.
  • Perelygina L, Patrusheva I, Manes N, Wildes MJ, Krug P, Hilliard JK. Quantitative real-time PCR for detection of monkey B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) in clinical samples. J Virol Methods 2003;109:245-51.
  • Huff JL, Barry PA. B-virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) infection in humans and macaques: potential for zoonotic disease. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] Feb 2003;9.
  • National Research Council. Occupational health and safety in the care and use of nonhuman primates. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2003.
  • Black DH, Saliki JT, Eberle R. Development of a green fluorescent protein reporter cell line to reduce biohazards associated with detection of infectious Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (monkey B virus) in clinical specimens. Comp Med 2002;52:534-42.
  • Engel GA, Jones-Engel L, Schillaci MA, Suaryana KG, Putra A, Fuentes A, et al. Human exposure to herpesvirus B-seropositive macaques, Bali, Indonesia. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] Aug 2002;8.
  • Huemer HP, Larcher C, Czedik-Eysenberg T, Nowotny N, Reifinger M. Fatal Infection of a Pet Monkey with Human herpesvirus 1. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] June 2002;6.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B virus) infection resulting from ocular exposure. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2001;16:32-4.
  • Weigler BJ, Scinicariello F, Hilliard JK. Risk of venereal B virus (Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1) transmission in rhesus monkeys using molecular epidemiology. J Infect Dis 1995;171:1139-43.
  • Weigler BJ, Hird DW, Hilliard JK, Lerche NW, Roberts JA, Scott LM. Epidemiology of Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B virus) infection and shedding in a large breeding cohort of rhesus macaques. J Infect Dis 1993;167:257-63.
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