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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 publication

DOI

10.3201/eid1802.111363

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

02/2012

Volume

18

Pages

283 - 286

Keywords

Africa, Animals, Ape Diseases, Cell Line, Tumor, Cercopithecidae, Enterovirus, Enterovirus Infections, Gorilla gorilla, Humans, Monkey Diseases, Pan troglodytes, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Serotyping