Simian Virus 40 Infection of Humans

Simian Virus 40 Infection of Humans

Imagine a vaccine for polio that was given to millions of people between 1955 and 1963. Imagine that 20% to 30% of them were contaminated with a brain and lung cancer causing virus called Simian Virus 40 (SV40). Well you don’t need to imagine because it happened and on top of all that, there is also suggestions that it may also have been the source of the Aids virus.
Now it depends were you read but the general consensus is that SV40 does cause cancer. The Aids virus though is less likely, but possible. Read below for more info.

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