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Foamy virus zoonotic infections

Overview of attention for article published in Retrovirology, December 2017
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Foamy virus zoonotic infections
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Retrovirology, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12977-017-0379-9
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Delia M. Pinto-Santini, Carolyn R. Stenbak, Maxine L. Linial


Foamy viruses (FV) are ancient complex retroviruses that differ from orthoretroviruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and murine leukemia virus (MLV) and comprise a distinct subfamily of retroviruses, the Spumaretrovirinae. FV are ubiquitous in their natural hosts, which include cows, cats, and nonhuman primates (NHP). FV are transmitted mainly through saliva and appear nonpathogenic by themselves, but they may increase morbidity of other pathogens in coinfections. This review summarizes and discusses what is known about FV infection of natural hosts. It also emphasizes what is known about FV zoonotic infections A large number of studies have revealed that the FV of NHP, simian foamy viruses (SFV), are transmitted to humans who interact with infected NHP. SFV from a variety of NHP establish persistent infection in humans, while bovine foamy virus and feline foamy virus rarely or never do. The possibility of FV recombination and mutation leading to pathogenesis is considered. Since humans can be infected by SFV, a seemingly nonpathogenic virus, there is interest in using SFV vectors for human gene therapy. In this regard, detailed understanding of zoonotic SFV infection is highly relevant.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 71 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Student > Master 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 14 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 23 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 6%
Unspecified 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 14 20%

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