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Human Diseases Threaten Great Apes

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Science  25 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5483, pp. 1277-1278
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5483.1277

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Researchers are uncovering disturbing evidence that scientists and tourists are infecting wild primates with human pathogens. In response, ape specialists, including the American Society of Primatologists, are now calling for stricter health standards for researchers and tourists. They are also urging researchers to learn how to diagnose disease in their study animals.