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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

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Exposure to Wild Primates among HIV-infected Persons

Matthew LeBreton*, Otto Yang†, Ubald Tamoufe*, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole‡, Judith N. Torimiro*, Cyrille F. Djoko*, Jean K. Carr§, A. Tassy Prosser¶, Anne W. Rimoin†, Deborah L. Birx¶, Donald S. Burke#, and Nathan D. Wolfe†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaoundé, Cameroon; †University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA; ‡Army Health Research Center, Yaoundé, Cameroon; §University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; #University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;

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Injuries from wild animals received by HIV-positive persons in 17 rural villages in Cameroon, February 2001–January 2003

Participant code Age, y Sex Injury Animal
CAM2476LE 40 M Bite or scratch Chimpanzee
CAM4401KO 30 M Bite or scratch Monkey
CAM1231NG 37 M Bite or scratch Monkey, snake
CAM2177SA 32 F Bite or scratch Monkey, snake
CAM0989MO 16 F Bite or scratch Gorilla
CAM1188NG 19 M Injury on finger Not recorded
CAM2602ND 46 F Many injuries on finger Not recorded
CAM0212MA 45 M Machete injury on finger during butchering Antelope
CAM1669LE 44 M Injury on hand during butchering Antelope
CAM2888HA 26 F Injuries on hand during butchering Antelope
CAM2931HA 17 F Injured during butchering Antelope
CAM2162SA 30 M Bite or scratch Crocodile
CAM0074NY 48 M Machete injury during butchering Pangolin
CAM2418LE 40 M Bite or scratch Pangolin
CAM1788LE 24 F Bite or scratch
Injured on finger during butchering Pangolin
Snake
CAM1172NG 59 F Bite or scratch Rodent
CAM2387LE 33 F Bite or scratch Rodent
CAM3503MB 40 M Injuries on leg during butchering Rodent
CAM3569MB 25 M Bite or scratch Rodent
CAM4434KO 41 M Bite or scratch Rodent
CAM4225YI 38 M Bite or scratch Insects
CAM4233YI 22 F Bite or scratch Snails
CAM0908MO 39 M Bite or scratch Snake
CAM1590LE 31 M Bite or scratch Snake
CAM1970LE 28 F Bite or scratch Snake
CAM2190SA 65 F Bite or scratch Snake
CAM2345LE 30 F Bite or scratch Snake
CAM2378LE 52 F Bite or scratch Snake
CAM2973HA 40 F Bite or scratch Snake
CAM3674SO 32 M Bite or scratch Snake
CAM4020MU 32 M Bite or scratch Snake

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