Human Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 In Confiscated Gorilla

Kirsten V.K. Gilardi, Kristie L. Oxford, David Gardner-Roberts, Jean Felix Kinani, Lucy Spelman, Peter A. Barry, Michael R. Cranfield, Linda J. Lowenstine

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In 2007, we detected human herpes simplex virus type 1, which caused stomatitis, in a juvenile confiscated eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) that had a high degree of direct contact with human caretakers. Our findings confirm that pathogens can transfer between nonhuman primate hosts and humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1883-1886
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Gilardi, K. V. K., Oxford, K. L., Gardner-Roberts, D., Kinani, J. F., Spelman, L., Barry, P. A., Cranfield, M. R., & Lowenstine, L. J. (2014). Human Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 In Confiscated Gorilla. Emerging infectious diseases, 20(11), 1883-1886.