Wild Monkeys are spreading Herpes to people, researchers alert

Wild Monkeys are spreading Herpes to people as found in a recent study on Monkeys. It indicates that they should be removed from the wildlife as they are excreting a virus that is contagious to the human beings. Scientists researching a blooming population of rhesus macaques in Silver Springs State Park say that rather than being the carrier of Herpes B which a customary feature in the species, some of the monkeys contain the virus in their saliva and other body fluids which can pose a threat to the humans.

Human instances if the virus has been unusual with around 50 registered around the globe and there have been no cases of the virus being spread to humans in from wild rhesus macaques in Florida or elsewhere. Yet the researchers have not scrutinized this issue in depth.

The discoveries imparted in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, evoked the researchers from the University of Florida and Washington to alert the Florida’s wildlife agency that the contaminated monkeys should be contemplated as a public health worry.

State wildlife officials reiterated that they have their prime concern over this issue.

Thomas Eason, assistant executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said in a statement that without the organization the specter of sustainable and extended enlargement of non-resident rhesus macaques in Florida can lead to consequential human health and safety probability involving human damage or transferal of disease.

Eason could not augment on what particular organizational strategies the state may appoint but a spokeswoman said that the enterprise assists purifying the state of the fast growing creatures.