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Yaws Disease Caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue in Wild Chimpanzee, Guinea, 2019

Mubemba, Benjamin, Chanove, Emeline, Mätz-Rensing, Kerstin, Gogarten, Jan F., Düx, Ariane, Merkel, Kevin, Röthemeier, Caroline, Sachse, Andreas, Rase, Helene, Humle, Tatyana, and others. (2020) Yaws Disease Caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue in Wild Chimpanzee, Guinea, 2019. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26 (6). ISSN 1080-6040. (doi:10.3201/EID2606.191713) (KAR id:80461)

Abstract

Yaws-like lesions are widely reported in wild African great apes, yet the causative agent has not been confirmed in affected animals. We describe yaws-like lesions in a wild chimpanzee in Guinea for which we demonstrate infection with Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue. Assessing the conservation implications of this pathogen requires further research.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3201/EID2606.191713
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Tatyana Humle
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 13:09 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 12:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80461 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Humle, Tatyana: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1919-631X
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