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Man who caught virus from a monkey in a critical condition – B virus explained

By Colin Michie, Deputy Lead, School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire
A 37-year-old man wounded by a wild monkey in Hong Kong is in intensive care suffering from infection with B virus.

Although this is the first reported case of a B virus infection in a human in Hong Kong, it is not the first in the world. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 50 cases of human infection since 1932, when the virus was first identified. Twenty-one of those infected

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