Researchers say adenoviruses could jump from monkeys to humans

An article from Vaccine News Daily
July 29, 2013
Researchers say adenoviruses could jump from monkeys to humans

 

July 29, 2013 == Research at the University of California at San Francisco discovered a new adenovirus species that can spread between primates and possibly from monkeys to humans, according to a recent study in PLOS One.

The scientists tested a previously identified adenovirus that killed most of the New World titi monkeys in a closed monkey colony during an outbreak in California in 2009. The research team found that three marmoset monkeys exposed to the same virus developed a mild respiratory illness and an antibody response to the infection before eliminating the virus within 12 days.

The researchers said the results demonstrate that the new virus can infect and cause diseases across primate species.

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