Cercopithecine alphaherpesvirus 9

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Cercopithecine alphaherpesvirus 9 (CeHV-9) is a species of virus in the genus Varicellovirus, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, family Herpesviridae, and order Herpesvirales.[1]

Cercopithecine alphaherpesvirus 9
Virus classification e
(unranked): Virus
Realm: Duplodnaviria
Kingdom: Heunggongvirae
Phylum: Peploviricota
Class: Herviviricetes
Order: Herpesvirales
Family: Herpesviridae
Genus: Varicellovirus
Cercopithecine alphaherpesvirus 9

Simian varicella virus (SVV)


Cercopithecine alphaherpesvirus 9 infects primates and shares clinical, pathological, immunological, and virological features with varicella-zoster virus infection of humans. Monkeys that had been inoculated intratracheally with the virus developed diffuse varicella 10 to 12 days later. Monkeys that were caged with each of the intratracheally infected monkeys developed a mild rash two weeks later, hence providing evidence of airborne transmission.[2]


  1. ^ "ICTV Master Species List 2018b.v2". International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV). Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  2. ^ Mahalingam R, Traina-Dorge V, Wellish M, Smith J, Gilden DH (2002). "Naturally acquired simian varicella virus infection in African green monkeys". J. Virol. 76 (17): 8548–50. PMC 136991. PMID 12163574.

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