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Medical Term:

cercopithecrine herpesvirus


Definition: an herpesvirus, in the family Herpesviridae, affecting Old World monkeys, which is very similar morphologically to herpes simplex virus; fatal infection may occur in humans following the bite of an infected monkey, although other modes of transmission have also been documented.

Synonym(s): B virus, monkey B virus

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