RE: Herpesvirus simiae

From:"Monson, Frederick C."

Morning Victoria,

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Fred Monson

Frederick C. Monson, PhD   
Center for Advanced Scientific Imaging
Schmucker II Science Center
West Chester University
South Church Street and Rosedale
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, 19383
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> From: 	Victoria Ryder
> Sent: 	Thursday, May 23, 2002 5:28 PM
> To: 	HistoNet Server
> Subject: 	Herpesvirus simiae
> One of the MD's would like to switch to monkey
> esophagus instead of umbilical cord for an EMA control
> for our immunodermatology laboratory.  I am concerned
> about the risk of Herpesvirus simiae, which is fatal
> in humans.  Although rare, I think it is introducing
> additional risk into the laboratory that is not
> necessary. Other tissues that are cut are fixed in
> Michel's media or are fresh tonsils.  The MD argues no
> additional risk is introduced because of the already
> existing risk of HIV, pemphigus, Hepatitis, etc.  Does
> anyone have any thoughts or statistics on exposure
> versus disease?
> Thanks
> Victoria Ryder
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