Survey of infections transmissible between baboons and humans, Cape Town, South Africa

Drewe, Julian A. ; O'Riain, M. Justin ; Beamish, Esme ; Currie, Hamish ; Parsons, Sven (2012-02)

CITATION: Drewe, J. A. et al. 2012. Survey of infections transmissible between baboons and humans, Cape Town, South Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(2):298-301, doi:10.3201/eid1802.111309.

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Baboons on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula come in frequent contact with humans. To determine potential health risks for both species, we screened 27 baboons from 5 troops for 10 infections. Most (56%) baboons had antibodies reactive or cross-reactive to human viruses. Spatial overlap between these species poses low but potential health risks.

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