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Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Aug;25(8):1552-1555. doi: 10.3201/eid2508.181804.

Kaposi Sarcoma in Mantled Guereza.


We identified a novel Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus-related rhadinovirus (Colobine gammaherpesvirus 1) in a mantled guereza (Colobus guereza kikuyensis). The animal had multiple oral tumors characterized by proliferation of latent nuclear antigen 1-positive spindle cells and was not co-infected with immunosuppressive simian viruses, suggesting that it had Kaposi sarcoma caused by this novel rhadinovirus.


Colobine gammaherpesvirus 1; Colobus guereza kikuyensis; KSHV; Kaposi sarcoma; Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus; mantled guereza; nonhuman primates; rhadinovirus; viruses; zoonoses

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