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mountain gorillas with herpes

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the plants eaten by gorillas  in Uganda and Rwanda  were studied , and from saliva samples they were found to have this condition


it is believed to be dormant  in most cases , however it may be involved in the death of some infants from pulmonary reactive lymphoid hyperplasia," a condition seen in human infants and young children with HIV/AIDS who become infected with Epstein barr virus


please see 


  • Journal Reference:Tierra Smiley Evans, and others   Mountain gorilla lymphocryptovirus has Epstein-Barr virus-like epidemiology and pathology in infants. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04877-1

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