Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses

Walid Heneine, William M. Switzer, Paul Sandstrom, Jennifer Brown, Shanmugam Vedapuri, Charles A. Schable, Arifa S. Khan, Nicholas W. Lerche, Matthias Schweizer, Dieter Neumann-Haefelin, Louisa E. Chapman, Thomas M. Folks

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Abstract

Studying the transmission of simian retroviruses to humans can help define the importance of these infections to public health. We identified a substantial prevalence (4/231, 1.8%) of infection with simian foamy viruses (SFV) among humans occupationally exposed to nonhuman primates. Evidence of SFV infection included seropositivity, proviral DNA detection and isolation of foamy virus. The infecting SFV originated from an African green monkey (one person) and baboons (three people). These Infections have not as yet resulted in either disease or sexual transmission, and may represent benign endpoint infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalNature Medicine
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Simian foamy virus
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Simian Retroviruses
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Primates
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DNA

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Heneine, W., Switzer, W. M., Sandstrom, P., Brown, J., Vedapuri, S., Schable, C. A., ... Folks, T. M. (1998). Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses. Nature Medicine, 4(4), 403-407. https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0498-403

Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses. / Heneine, Walid; Switzer, William M.; Sandstrom, Paul; Brown, Jennifer; Vedapuri, Shanmugam; Schable, Charles A.; Khan, Arifa S.; Lerche, Nicholas W.; Schweizer, Matthias; Neumann-Haefelin, Dieter; Chapman, Louisa E.; Folks, Thomas M.

In: Nature Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 4, 04.1998, p. 403-407.

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Heneine, W, Switzer, WM, Sandstrom, P, Brown, J, Vedapuri, S, Schable, CA, Khan, AS, Lerche, NW, Schweizer, M, Neumann-Haefelin, D, Chapman, LE & Folks, TM 1998, 'Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses', Nature Medicine, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 403-407. https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0498-403
Heneine W, Switzer WM, Sandstrom P, Brown J, Vedapuri S, Schable CA et al. Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses. Nature Medicine. 1998 Apr;4(4):403-407. https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0498-403
Heneine, Walid ; Switzer, William M. ; Sandstrom, Paul ; Brown, Jennifer ; Vedapuri, Shanmugam ; Schable, Charles A. ; Khan, Arifa S. ; Lerche, Nicholas W. ; Schweizer, Matthias ; Neumann-Haefelin, Dieter ; Chapman, Louisa E. ; Folks, Thomas M. / Identification of a human population infected with simian foamy viruses. In: Nature Medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 403-407.
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