|Document ID (ISN)||76249|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.99-100
||Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B virus) infection resulting from ocular exposure
||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, May 1999. 4p.
||Persons in contact with macaque monkeys are at risk of infection from Cercopithecine herpesvirus (B virus). These infections can be fatal, approximately 40 known cases of fatal human B virus infections being described in medical literature. This information sheet describes the case of a scientific research worker having been infected by a monkey through liquid entering her eye, with a fatal outcome. It describes preventive measures that need to be taken by persons exposed to macaque monkeys, with emphasis on eye protection.
||primates; handling of animals; virus diseases
||eye irritation; zoonoses; neurotropic virus infections; safety guides; safe working methods; data sheet; safety spectacles
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)