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Samples from the three workers also were tested for SFV proviral DNA sequences using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays employing primer sets from two regions of the polymerase gene that are conserved among known primate foamy viruses.
Sensitive assays for simian foamy viruses reveal a high prevalence of infection in commensal, free-ranging Asian monkeys.
simian foamy viruses and STLV-1) of their prey (Figure 2) (7,11).
a wide variety of simian foamy viruses and new human T-lymphotropic virus variants, closely related to viruses in co-habiting nonhuman primates, have been observed in humans who report primate hunting and butchering (9-12).