Human herpes simplex virus type 1 in confiscated gorilla.
- Author(s): Gilardi, Kirsten VK
- Oxford, Kristie L
- Gardner-Roberts, David
- Kinani, Jean-Felix
- Spelman, Lucy
- Barry, Peter A
- Cranfield, Michael R
- Lowenstine, Linda J
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid2011.140075
In 2007, we detected human herpes simplex virus type 1, which caused stomatitis, in a juvenile confiscated eastern lowland gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri) that had a high degree of direct contact with human caretakers. Our findings confirm that pathogens can transfer between nonhuman primate hosts and humans.