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Scientists believe further studies will help them understand more about the Simian Foamy Virus.
The well- structured regions displayed high similarity with other integrases that have been analyzed by X-Ray diffraction, which include the Avian Sarcoma Virus (ASV, pdb: 1VSD and pdb: 1VSH); Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1, pdb: 1BIZ) and Prototype of Human Foamy Virus (PFV, pdb: 3DLR) (Figure 2).
sm] (at least five have now been identified in the United States) and another retrovirus called simian foamy virus have suffered no adverse health consequences, nor have their sexual partners been infected.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested the blood of 231 lab workers who handled monkeys and found that four had become infected with simian foamy virus after receiving bites or scratches from the animals.
Electron microscopy indicated that cytoplasmic vesicles in virus-infected cells contained particles with a morphology characteristic of foamy virus.
Foamy Virus Vector Production and Transduction of Hematopoietic Cells
Risk assessment; a model for predicting cross-species transmission of simian foamy virus from macaques (M.
Scientists testing the blood of more than 1,000 pygmies in Cameroon have already identified the Simian foamy virus, of the same family as HIV, which the hunters contracted by eating contaminated meat.
Ape hunters in Africa have contracted simian foamy virus, a study found, and Aventis Pasteur recalled its Imovax rabies vaccine because a live strain was found in one batch.
Other retroviruses known to infect primates include simian type D retrovirus, simian T-cell lymphotropic virus, and simian foamy virus (SFV).
Zoonotic transmission of simian foamy virus to humans has been demonstrated in Indonesia (18) and Bangladesh (19).
Simian Foamy Virus (SFV) has spread to people in the Cameroon who have been exposed to the body fluids of the animals through hunting or eating.