Serologic Evidence for Novel Poxvirus in Endangered Red Colobus Monkeys, Western Uganda
Published Date:May 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(5):801-803.
Conservation Of Natural Resources
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Description: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.
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