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Simian B Virus Infection


Synonyms of Simian B Virus Infection
  • Herpesvirus Simiae, B Virus
  • H Simiae Encephalomyelitis
  • Monkey B Virus

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Simian B Virus Infection is caused by a type of herpesvirus. It is an infectious disorder contracted chiefly by laboratory workers exposed to infected monkeys and/or simian tissue cultures. It is characterized by a viral invasion of the brain (Encephalitis) and the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain. Occasionally, the infection affects the spinal cord structures as well (Encephalomyelitis). Neurological damage may result from this infection. Without treatment, some cases of Simian B Virus may be life- threatening.



    Organizations related to Simian B Virus Infection
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Encephalitis Global
      1638 Pierard Road
      British Columbia Intl V7J 1Y2
      Phone #: 604--98-0-2236
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: admin@encephalitisglobal.org
      Home page: http://www.encephalitisglobal.org
    • Encephalitis Society
      7B Saville Street
      Malton, North Yorkshire None YO17 7LL
      Phone #: 44 -(0)- 1652 625 583
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: mail@encephalitis.info
      Home page: http://www.encephalitis.info
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
    • Transverse Myelitis Association
      1787 Sutter Parkway
      Powell OH 43065-8806
      Phone #: 614-766-1806
      800 #: --
      e-mail: ssiegel@myelitis.org
      Home page: http://www.myelitis.org
    • World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
      Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
      Washington DC 20037
      Phone #: 202-974-3000
      800 #: --
      e-mail: postmaster@paho.org
      Home page: http://www.who.ch/



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