Navigation Links
Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

Scientists have identified the first reported case in Asia of primate-to-human transmission of simian foamy virus (SFV), a retrovirus found in macaques and other primates that so far has not been shown to cause disease in humans. The transmission of the virus from a monkey to a human took place at a monkey temple in Bali, Indonesia, the researchers report in the July issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Even though this particular virus jumping to humans may not prove dangerous, the scientists warn that the dense human and primate populations in Asia could lead to other primate-borne viruses jumping the species barrier and causing human disease.

"The issue of primate-to-human viral transmission has been studied extensively in Africa, largely because that is where HIV originated," explains Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, lead author of the study and a research scientist in the Division of International Programs at the Washington National Primate Research Center. "But there has not been much work on the topic in Asia, which has huge primate diversity and large human populations."

Jones-Engel and her co-authors also argue for more research on diverse contexts of human-primate contact. The vast majority of previous viral transmission research focused on bushmeat hunting and consumption, a practice in which local residents hunt monkeys for food. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS in humans, is believed to have originated as simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), and jumped the species barrier to humans when African bushmeat hunters came into contact with blood from infected animals.

Though bushmeat hunting and consumption may be a significant factor in viral transmission in Africa, Jones-Engel says, people in Asia have many other contexts in which they come into contact with primates, including animal markets, primate pet ownership, urban performing primates, and zoos. In addition, monkeys are significant symbols in both Buddhism and Hinduism, and m
'"/>

Source:University of Washington


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates
2. Primates on the brink
3. Primates harvest bee nests in Ugandan reserve
4. Primates take weather into account when searching for fruits
5. Association of herpesvirus with lung disorder questioned
6. Topical treatment shown to inhibit HIV and herpes simplex virus infection
7. Elusive HIV shape change revealed; Key clue to how virus infects cells
8. Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease
9. Live Recombinant Adenovirus Vaccine Technique Explored
10. Marburg virus disease in Angola - update
11. Studies reveal methods viruses use to sidestep immune system
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Primate virus jumps species barrier humans for first time Asia

(Date:5/25/2015)... SYDNEY , May 25, 2015  Australia,s market ... inception stage, although 2014 saw the advent of several ... on 24 April 2015 is expected to ignite interest ... devices in Australia . This in ... the industry and drive new partnerships amongst vendors and ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... , May 20, 2015 ... ) has announced the addition of ... Global Iris Recognition Market"  report to ... ,This research service analyses trends in ... government and commercial sectors, globally. Despite ...
(Date:5/18/2015)... Sweden , May 18, 2015 ... fingerprint sensors FPC1020, FPC1025, FPC1145, FPC1155 and FPC1035 from one ... from June until and including Q3 2015 and the sensors ... . Communicated order values for 2015 hereby amount to ... for Q1 2015 of 140 MSEK and a number of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 2Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 3Australian wearables market to grow at CAGR of 78%; revenue of A$1 billion by 2018, says Frost & Sullivan 4Global Iris Recognition Market Report 2015 - 5-Year Opportunity Analysis 2Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 230 Million and Raises Revenue Guidance for 2015 2
... should live in the Serengeti" How many grizzly ... few tigers in the world" Conservationist biologists grapple ... species they are trying to protect ?a decision steeped ... new paper appearing in the journal Bioscience, the New ...
... Johns Hopkins have discovered what they believe is the "smoking ... period of blood oxygen loss followed by a sudden restoration ... the Hopkins team found that the sudden oxygen bath triggered ... so toxic it kills the cells. The work was published ...
... slogan “milk does a body good,?radiologists are testing use ... gastrointestinal imaging exams—with excellent results. The researchers reported their ... Society of North America (RSNA). , “We are able ... see with the commonly used contrast agent, VoLumen,?said ...
Cached Biology News:Save the whales? Sure, but how many? 2Cell death following blood 'reflow' injury tracked to natural toxin 2Got inexpensive contrast agent? Milk plays new role in imaging 2
(Date:5/26/2015)... (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 The ... with the Max Planck Society establishing the ... Photonics. The center will link two of the world's ... will be only the third Max Planck Centre in ... international society for optics and photonics, was with ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... 2015 WORMS, GERMANY – May ... (NYSE: GRA) announces that its manufacturing facility in ... certification from EXCiPACT™, an independent organization that certifies ... , All three Grace facilities that produce ... silica gels have now received GMP certification, following ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... HILDEN, Deutschland, May 26, 2015 ... ®   ermöglicht klinischen Laboren ... dazugehöriger Berichte; Vorstellung auf den Konferenzen ClinGen, ... N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime ... QIAGEN Clinical Insight ® (QCI™) bekannt. ...
(Date:5/26/2015)...  Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO ) announced today ... provide an update on the progress of Sangamo,s ZFP Therapeutic ... business strategy at 1:30pm ET on Monday, June 1, 2015, ... being held in New York, NY . ... be accessed via a link on the Sangamo BioSciences website ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Third Max Planck Centre in North America Inaugurated at University of Ottawa 2Third Max Planck Centre in North America Inaugurated at University of Ottawa 3CORRECTION: Grace European Facility Receives GMP Excipient Certification for SYLOID® FP Silica Gel 2QIAGEN bringt klinische Bioinformatik-Plattform für Next Generation Sequencing-Anwendungen auf den Markt 2QIAGEN bringt klinische Bioinformatik-Plattform für Next Generation Sequencing-Anwendungen auf den Markt 3QIAGEN bringt klinische Bioinformatik-Plattform für Next Generation Sequencing-Anwendungen auf den Markt 4QIAGEN bringt klinische Bioinformatik-Plattform für Next Generation Sequencing-Anwendungen auf den Markt 5QIAGEN bringt klinische Bioinformatik-Plattform für Next Generation Sequencing-Anwendungen auf den Markt 6Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation At The Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference 2
... BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2011 PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: ... provider, has been named Company of the Year for ... Awards, the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honoring ... for helping its global client base increase the efficiency ...
... scientists from The University of Nottingham has shown for ... which change the structure of carbon nanotubes can be ... challenges previous scientific thinking that the internal surface of ... use to that of an inert container or a ...
... the world of solar energy, organic photovoltaic solar cells ... are still considered an upstart. While these carbon-based cells, ... are much thinner and less expensive to produce than ... still lag behind in their ability to efficiently convert ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAREXEL Named Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical Industry in International Business Awards(SM) 2PAREXEL Named Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical Industry in International Business Awards(SM) 3PAREXEL Named Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical Industry in International Business Awards(SM) 4PAREXEL Named Company of the Year for the Pharmaceutical Industry in International Business Awards(SM) 5Carbon nanotube structures changed by 'attack' from within, researchers discover 2Nano Gold Rush: Researchers use tiny gold particles to boost organic solar cell efficiency 2
NORMAL DONOR DONKEY SERUM...
... Molecular Probes Fc OxyBURST Green reagent ... Simons of Boston University to permit measurement ... internalization and the subsequent oxidative burst directly ... assay reagent consists of bovine serum albumin ...
Because it is manufactured at our ISO 9001–certified facilities in Eugene, Oregon, we can guarantee that FluoroPure grade propidium iodide is greater than or equal to 98% pure by HPLC....
MOUSE ANTI RABBIT T LYMPHOCTYES Immunogen: Rabbit Thymocytes...
Biology Products: