Reports

Transmission of Experimental Kuru to the Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffreyi)

Science  08 Nov 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3854, pp. 693-694
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3854.693

Abstract

Clinical signs and pathological changes characteristic of kuru in man and experimental kuru in chimpanzees were observed in two spider monkeys, Ateles geoffreyi, after inoculation with brain tissue from a kuru-affected chimpanzee. The incubation period for one of the monkeys was 23 months, and 26 months for the other.

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