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

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


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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