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    Herpesviruses:
    a zoonotic threat? (2010)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Tischer, B Karsten
    Osterrieder, Nikolaus
    Quelle
    Veterinary Microbiology; 140(3/4) — S. 266–270
    ISSN: 0378-1135
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2009.06.020
    Pubmed: 19616388
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Herpesviruses are highly host specific and share a long synchronous evolution with their hosts. Only in rare cases, species barriers fall and allow animal to human or human to animal transmission. Among the zoonotic herpesviruses, Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 is the most significant and can be transmitted from macaques to human. Conversely, Human herpesvirus 1 is capable of causing severe disease in primates. Besides those two examples, there are several herpesviruses with a certainly limited or only suspected ability to cross species barriers. Those include Saimiriine herpesvirus 2, Phocid herpesvirus 2, Equid herpesvirus 1, Epstein-Barr Virus, Marek's disease virus, and Pseudorabies virus. Concerning xenotransplantations, porcine gammaherpesviruses must be considered as a zoonotic threat.