Orangutan bite requires ‘unique’ consideration of herpes B prophylaxis: case report

A zoo visitor was injured when his arm was pulled through a mesh screen.

An orangutan bite left a 29-year-old zoo visitor with a fractured finger, puncture wounds and multiple prophylaxis medications including valacyclovir for herpes B, doctors report. 

The orangutan pulled the man’s arm through a mesh screen, biting his hand and forearm in the incident in the US.