Simian foamy virus infection among zoo keepers

Paul A. Sandstrom, Kim Oanh Phan, William M. Switzer, Terry Fredeking, Louisa Chapman, Walid Heneine, Thomas M. Folks

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    We investigated 322 North American zoo workers in an anonymous serosurvey for antibodies to simian foamy viruses to establish the potential risk of zoonotic transmission by these retroviruses. 4 of 133 (3%) individuals who worked specifically with mammals including primates were seropositive, primarily with chimp-like viruses, indicating the importance of wok practices to reduce exposure to these agents.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)551-552
    Number of pages2
    Issue number9203
    StatePublished - Feb 12 2000

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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