Chinese veterinarian dies from rare Monkey B virus – The Washington Post

The Monkey B infection, or herpes B infection, prevails among macaque monkeys, but exceptionally unusual– and often deadly– when it infects people. In human beings, it tends to assault the central nerve system and cause swelling to the brain, causing a loss of awareness, stated Kentaro Iwata, a contagious illness expert at Kobe University in Tokyo. If neglected, theres about an 80 percent casualty rate.