By Justin Petrone

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have used array technology to identify an adenovirus that spread through a California monkey colony in 2009 and also infected a human researcher and two family members.

The finding is the first known example of an adenovirus jumping from one species to another and remaining contagious after the jump.

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