Retrospective evaluation of measles antibody titers in vaccinated captive gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

Megan W. Blasier, Dominic A. Travis, Robyn Barbiers

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Abstract

Retrospective analyses of banked serum samples and medical records from captive western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Lincoln Park Zoo showed that vaccination of gorillas with a human vaccine induced antibody production. No significant relationship was found between the groups that received one, two, or three vaccinations and the probability of seroconversion. These data also suggested that antibodies in western lowland gorillas persist for at least 11 yr. This information is useful in the assessment of vaccination protocols for captive gorillas and in the implementation of preventive care in wild gorilla populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Gorilla gorilla beringei
  • Gorilla gorilla gorilla
  • Measles
  • Mountain gorilla
  • Vaccine
  • Western lowland gorilla

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