Genital Herpesvirus Hominis Type 2 Infection: An Experimental Model in Cebus Monkeys

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Science  22 Jan 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3968, pp. 297-298
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3968.297


Genital infection with herpesvirus hominis type 2 was established in ten female cebus monkeys. Clinical and laboratory findings in the cebus mimic closely those observed in humans, thus providing an experimental model which may be used in the study of the possible role of genital herpetic infection in cervical cancer and in perinatal and chronic neurological diseases.