Macacine herpesvirus 1

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Macacine herpesvirus 1 (also Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1, CHV-1), formerly called herpes B, monkey B virus, herpesvirus simiae and herpesvirus B.
  • Endemic among macaque monkeys:
    • Transmission of this virus probably by mucous or genital secretions.
    • Usually asymptomatic in primates.

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Last updated: August 9, 2019