Noninvasive tuberculosis screening in free-living primate populations in Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Tiffany M Wolf, Srinand Sreevatsan, Randall Singer, Iddi Lipende, Anthony Collins, Thomas R. Gillespie, Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf, Dominic A Travis

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Abstract

Recent advances in noninvasive detection methods for mycobacterial infection in primates create new opportunities for exploring the epidemiology of tuberculosis in free-living species. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) and baboons (Papio anubis) in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, were screened for infection with pathogens of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex using Fecal IS6110 PCR; none was positive. This study demonstrates the feasibility of large-scale mycobacterial screening in wild primates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalEcoHealth
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2016

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Keywords

  • Baboons
  • Chimpanzees
  • Fecal IS6110 PCR
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

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Noninvasive tuberculosis screening in free-living primate populations in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. / Wolf, Tiffany M; Sreevatsan, Srinand; Singer, Randall; Lipende, Iddi; Collins, Anthony; Gillespie, Thomas R.; Lonsdorf, Elizabeth V.; Travis, Dominic A.

In: EcoHealth, Vol. 13, No. 1, 29.09.2016, p. 139-144.

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Wolf, Tiffany M ; Sreevatsan, Srinand ; Singer, Randall ; Lipende, Iddi ; Collins, Anthony ; Gillespie, Thomas R. ; Lonsdorf, Elizabeth V. ; Travis, Dominic A. / Noninvasive tuberculosis screening in free-living primate populations in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. In: EcoHealth. 2016 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 139-144.
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