Abstract

This manuscript summarizes the break-out session held on koala retrovirus (KoRV): Any risks of human infection? at the Koala Conservation Workshop: The koala and its retroviruses: implications for sustainability and survival held at San Diego Zoo, April 17–18, 2013. The goals of this break-out session were to discuss the zoonotic risk of koala retroviruses, the necessity to test human populations for exposure, and precautions to be taken to protect humans who transport or handle koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). Currently there is no evidence to support the zoonotic potential of KoRV, and the necessity to test humans for KoRV infection needs to be further justified. We recommend strict compliance with standard precautions when handling animals.

 
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Xu and Stoye, 2014. Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., Online 24: 99–101
Author
Wenqin Xu; Jonathan P. Stoye
Year
2014
Title
Koala retrovirus (KoRV): are humans at risk of infection?
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online
Volume
24
Start Page
99
End Page
101
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.24.2014.1627
Language
English
Date Published
30 May 2014
Cover Date
30 May 2014
ISSN
1835-4211 (online)
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
RETROVIRUS; ANIMAL DISEASE; VIROLOGY; MAMMALIA: MARSUPIALIA
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30 May 2014
Available Online
30 May 2014
Reference Number
1627
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