Retrovirus passes easily between macaques and humans, study finds

09/5/2013 | MedicalXpress.com

In parts of Asia, people and macaques often live in close proximity, and the two species share viruses such as simian foamy virus. Although not pathogenic for people, the retrovirus is being studied to better understand how pathogens evolve and emerge as potentially deadly zoonotic diseases at the interface between humans and other primates.

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