Serologic evidence for novel poxvirus in endangered red colobus monkeys, Western Uganda

Tony L. Goldberg, Colin A. Chapman, Kenneth Cameron, Tania Saj, William B. Karesh, Nathan D. Wolfe, Scott W. Wong, Melissa E. Dubois, Mark K. Slifka

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Abstract

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, Western blot, and virus neutralization assays indicated that red colobus monkeys in Kibale National Park, western Uganda, had antibodies to a virus that was similar, but not identical, to known orthopoxviruses. The presence of a novel poxvirus in this endangered primate raises public health and conservation concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-803
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Goldberg, T. L., Chapman, C. A., Cameron, K., Saj, T., Karesh, W. B., Wolfe, N. D., Wong, S. W., Dubois, M. E., & Slifka, M. K. (2008). Serologic evidence for novel poxvirus in endangered red colobus monkeys, Western Uganda. Emerging infectious diseases, 14(5), 801-803. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1405.071686