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Foamy Viruses pp 181-196 | Cite as

Human Infection with Foamy Viruses

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Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 277)

Abstract

Virtually all nonhuman primate species investigated thus far including prosimians, New World and Old World monkeys and apes all harbor distinct and species-specific clades of simian foamy virus (SFV). However, evidence supporting the existence of a human-specific foamy virus (FV) is not yet available. Early reports describing widespread infection of healthy and sick humans with FV could not be confirmed. In contrast, all FV infections documented in humans are of zoonotic origin

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Familial Mediterranean Fever Grave Disease African Green Monkey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HIV and Retrovirology BranchCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Paul-Ehrlich-InstitutLangenGermany
  3. 3.Bureau of HIV/AIDSSTD and TB, Health CanadaOttawaCanada

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