B virus (Herpesvirus simiae) and human infection.


Journal Article

B virus (Herpesvirus simiae) infections in macaque colonies are common. Herpetiform lesions as well as asymptomatic shedding of virus in bodily secretions from macaques pose a risk to animal handlers and laboratory workers. Fatal encephalitis in humans infected with B virus has occurred. Dermatologists may become involved in the initial evaluation of animal handlers exposed to this virus through bites or infectious secretions.

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Cited Authors

  • Benson, PM; Malane, SL; Banks, R; Hicks, CB; Hilliard, J

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1247 - 1248

PubMed ID

  • 2549884

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2549884

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-3652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-987X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archderm.1989.01670210085013


  • eng