Human metapneumovirus infection in chimpanzees, United States

Owen M. Slater*, Karen A. Terio, Yange Zhang, Dean D. Erdman, Eileen Schneider, Jane M. Kuypers, Steven M. Wolinsky, Kevin J. Kunstman, Jennifer Kunstman, Michael J. Kinsel, Kathryn C. Gamble

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Zoonotic disease transmission and infections are of particular concern for humans and closely related great apes. In 2009, an outbreak of human metapneumovirus infection was associated with the death of a captive chimpanzee in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Biosecurity and surveillance for this virus in captive great ape populations should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2115-2118
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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