PRO/AH/EDR> Herpes B virus – Japan: (KS) 1st rep

Herpes — Japan
An employee of a Japanese pharmaceutical research and development company has been found infected with herpes B virus which is commonly found among monkeys. This is the 1st confirmed B virus infection in Japan. B virus infection in people is usually caused by contact with monkeys. It can lead to brain fever, disturbed consciousness, even death.
Officials in Kagoshima City, western Japan, say the patient was working at a local company involved in the research and development of drugs. The