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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Abstract

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
JournalLancet
Volume355
Issue number9203
StatePublished - Feb 12 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Simian foamy virus
Zoonoses
Virus Diseases
Retroviridae
Primates
Mammals
Viruses
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Sandstrom, P. A., Phan, K. O., Switzer, W. M., Fredeking, T., Chapman, L., Heneine, W., & Folks, T. M. (2000). Simian foamy virus infection among zoo keepers. Lancet, 355(9203), 551-552.

Simian foamy virus infection among zoo keepers. / Sandstrom, Paul A.; Phan, Kim Oanh; Switzer, William M.; Fredeking, Terry; Chapman, Louisa; Heneine, Walid; Folks, Thomas M.

In: Lancet, Vol. 355, No. 9203, 12.02.2000, p. 551-552.

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Sandstrom, PA, Phan, KO, Switzer, WM, Fredeking, T, Chapman, L, Heneine, W & Folks, TM 2000, 'Simian foamy virus infection among zoo keepers', Lancet, vol. 355, no. 9203, pp. 551-552.
Sandstrom PA, Phan KO, Switzer WM, Fredeking T, Chapman L, Heneine W et al. Simian foamy virus infection among zoo keepers. Lancet. 2000 Feb 12;355(9203):551-552.
Sandstrom, Paul A. ; Phan, Kim Oanh ; Switzer, William M. ; Fredeking, Terry ; Chapman, Louisa ; Heneine, Walid ; Folks, Thomas M. / Simian foamy virus infection among zoo keepers. In: Lancet. 2000 ; Vol. 355, No. 9203. pp. 551-552.
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