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Simian B Virus Infection

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Synonyms of Simian B Virus Infection

  • Herpesvirus Simiae, B Virus
  • H Simiae Encephalomyelitis
  • Monkey B Virus

Disorder Subdivisions

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General Discussion

Simian B Virus Infection is caused by a type of herpesvirus. It is an infectious disorder contracted chiefly by laboratory workers exposed to infected monkeys and/or simian tissue cultures. It is characterized by a viral invasion of the brain (Encephalitis) and the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain. Occasionally, the infection affects the spinal cord structures as well (Encephalomyelitis). Neurological damage may result from this infection. Without treatment, some cases of Simian B Virus may be life- threatening.

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