Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006
Temple Monkeys and Health Implications of Commensalism, Kathmandu, Nepal
|Characteristic||n||RhCMV (% ELISA-reactive)||SV40 (% EIA-reactive)||CHV-1 (% ELISA-reactive)||SFV (% WB-reactive)|
*RhCMV, rhesus cytomegalovirus; ELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; SV40, simian virus 40; EIA, enzyme immunoassay; CHV-1, cercopithecine herpesvirus 1; SFV, simian foamy virus; WB, Western blot.
†Seven samples were ELISA-positive for simian retrovirus (SRV); 4 of these were indeterminate on WB, and 3 were negative. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) failed to amplify SRV from any sample. Nine samples were ELISA-positive for simian T-cell lymphotropic virus (STLV), but none were positive on immunoblot, and nested PCR detected no STLV DNA. None of the samples was reactive to simian immunodeficiency virus.