VLA Comment: Some thoughts….Did the experimenting with Rhesus monkey and vaccines cause the HPV virus, the Cancer epidemic from the Polio vaccine made from the host of monkey’s carrying the retrovirus SV 40? GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Monkeys are the most common nonhuman primates privately held. Although the exact mechanisms are not known, monoamine metabolites, excitotoxic neurotoxicity, oxidative free-radical chemistry, and metabolic stress are potential candidates.11,12 Interestingly a temporal study revealed that microglia activation, induced by Meth administration to rats, preceded pathological changes in the striatal dopaminergic fibers, indicating that the activated microglia may contribute to, rather than react to, the Meth-induced damage.13 This same study also demonstrated microglia activation outside of the striatum, revealing additional targets of Meth in the brain. The common marmoset is a New World primate belonging to the Callitrichidae family. It is transmitted only by macaque monkeys. A: Herpes simplex usually only causes cold sores on the lips or genital area in humans.
The B virus in monkeys does not sicken the monkeys but when passed to humans leads to deadly infections of the brain. In monkeys, herpes B behaves almost exactly the same way that herpes simplex, the everyday human variety of herpes, behaves in humans. More resistant species often have lesions at the portal of entry (eg, enteritis, pharyngitis, pharyngeal lymphadenitis, or dermal necrosis and ulceration). Caryl worked as a nurse for more than 30 years and, today, is an ordained elder with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. A: In Texas in 1990, the CDC investigated the death of a research lab worker. “He was a primate worker who got infected and died when his wife was pregnant with their first child. The company, also under investigation by the U.S.
Given the life these animals are forced to endure, it is no surprise that they exhibit their natural instincts to the detriment of the community. For the organs, tissues were removed at necropsy after intravascular perfusion. The unique characteristics of the marmoset make it especially suited for high biocontainment research. Anti-viral medications are attempted but are not often successful; 70 percent of the virus B cases reported were fatal. The infection spreads into the spinal cord and brain after initially appearing as mild flu-like symptoms or eye infections. “It’s a terrible disease,” said Koehler. Yes.
Blood cultures taken from moribund monkeys (or soon after death) were used to confirm B. But she spent a lot of time with me, too. Macaques are about 18 to 24 inches high, weigh up to 40 pounds. They are mostly used for research in the United States, but some are kept as pets in people’s homes. The CDC has been consulted on numerous cases involving Americans who’ve been bitten by wild monkeys while traveling in Thailand and other places native to the macaques. These animals do not adjust well to a captive environment, for they require special care, housing, diet and maintenance that the average person cannot provide. Cells were kept in 3% paraformaldehyde and acquired in a FACSCalibur instrument using CellQuest software.
The experimental infection resulted in a systemic viral disease with high viremia, elevated liver enzymes and decreased levels of albumin in plasma; weight loss; and severe morbidity 15-20 days after inoculation. The macaque is the only known carrier among monkeys of the B virus. Macaques are mostly used for research in the United States, but some are kept as pets in people’s homes. Types of macaque monkeys known to carry herpes B are Tibetan macaques, lion-tailed macaques and crab-eating macaques. Employees at International Research and Development Corp. anthracis (Ames strain). The ophthalmologist said Beth had Cat Scratch Fever.
The employees lost their lawsuit for damages against the company when the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled they could only seek worker’s compensation benefits. NEW YORK (Reuters) — Owners of macaque monkeys are at risk of becoming infected with a potentially deadly virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated 80% to 90% of adult macaque monkeys carry B-virus, a herpes virus that is harmless to the animal but deadly in humans. The virus is shed in saliva or genital secretions, and pet owners are at high risk of being infected because monkeys tend to establish dominance in a social group by biting, and also often become more aggressive with age. . Humans become infected by inhalation of aerosolized rodent excrement or blood or direct contact with infected animals. Just last week an animal research worker died after being exposed to contaminated fluid from a macaque monkey at Yerkes Regional Primate Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
A drop of fluid from the cage of an infected animal landed in the woman’s eye six weeks before she died. The case was unusual in that infection is relatively rare — there have been only 40 cases between 1933 and 1994 — and most infections result from bites or scratches. B-virus can be extremely deadly, with 79% of people with symptoms dying of the disease, according to a study of 24 people in 1992. The small intestines were diffusely fluid-filled in three monkeys (#151, #156, and #157). The antiviral drug acyclovir has saved three people since 1987, and can prevent permanent disability. However, rapid treatment is essential and the drug is not always effective. Monkey owners may not seek treatment for bites and scratches, and they may not associate the first symptoms of B-virus infection — headache and flu-like symptoms — with bite wounds that may have healed a month earlier.
Macaques and other monkey species cannot be imported into the U.S. as pets, and they may not be bred or sold for that purpose, according to a law passed in 1975. Meth treatment did not alter the plasma viral load over the course of the experiment .