Unique pattern of enzootic primate viruses in Gibraltar Macaques

Gregory A. Engel, Mark Pizarro, Eric Shaw, John Cortes, Agustin Fuentes, Peter A Barry, Nicholas Lerche, Richard Grant, Douglas Cohn, Lisa Jones-Engel

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Because Gibraltar's macaques (Macaca sylvanus) have frequent contact with humans, we assayed 79 macaques for antibodies to enzootic primate viruses. All macaques were seronegative for herpesvirus B, simian T-cell lymphotropic virus, simian retrovirus, simian immunodeficiency virus, and rhesus cytomegalovirus. Seroprevalence of simian foamy virus reached 88% among adult animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1112-1115
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2008


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Engel, G. A., Pizarro, M., Shaw, E., Cortes, J., Fuentes, A., Barry, P. A., Lerche, N., Grant, R., Cohn, D., & Jones-Engel, L. (2008). Unique pattern of enzootic primate viruses in Gibraltar Macaques. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14(7), 1112-1115. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1407.071643