High seroprevalence of enterovirus infections in apes and old world monkeys

H. Harvala, C.L. McIntyre, N. Imai, Lucy Clasper, C.F. Djoko, M. Lebreton, M. Vermeulen, A. Saville, F. Mutapi, U. Tamoufe, J. Kiyang, T.G. Biblia, N. Midzi, T. Mduluza, J. Pepin, R. Njoum, T. Smura, J.N. Fair, N.D. Wolfe, M. RoivainenP. Simmonds

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To estimate population exposure of apes and Old World monkeys in Africa to enteroviruses (EVs), we conducted a seroepidemiologic study of serotype-specific neutralizing antibodies against 3 EV types. Detection of species A, B, and D EVs infecting wild chimpanzees demonstrates their potential widespread circulation in primates.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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