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Document ID (ISN)76249
CIS number 01-261
Year 1999
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.99-100
Title Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B virus) infection resulting from ocular exposure
Bibliographic information Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, May 1999. 4p.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) primates; handling of animals; virus diseases
Descriptors (secondary) eye irritation; zoonoses; neurotropic virus infections; safety guides; safe working methods; data sheet; safety spectacles
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Livestock rearing
Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)