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Volume 7, Number 3—June 2001

Research

Outbreak of Human Monkeypox, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1996 to 1997

Yvan J.F. Hutin*, R. Joel Williams*, Philippe Malfait†, Richard Pebody†, Vladamir N. Loparev*, Susan L. Ropp*, Mariangelli Rodriguez*, Janice C Knight*, Florimont K. Tshioko‡, Ali S Khan*, Mark V. Szczeniowski‡, and Joseph J. Esposito*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, Brussels, Belgium; ‡World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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Table 2

Species of animals caught in the wild and monkeypox virus plaque reduction neutralization antibody assay results, Katako-Kombe Health Zone, February 23-27, 1997

Number
Animal species Common name Tested Pos. Proportionpos.
Cercopithecus ascanius Spot-nosed monkey 2 0 0.0%
Cercopithecus neglectus Debrazza monkey 1 0 0.0%
Perodicticus potto Bosman's potto 1 0 0.0%
Galogoides demidovi Demidoff galago 2 0 0.0%
Genetta rubiginosa Genet 1 0 0.0%
Sus scrofa Domestic pig 1 1 100.0%
Praomys jacksoni Forest rat 1 0 0.0%
Cricetomys emini Gambian rat 19 3 15.8%
Cavia sp. Guinea pig 3 0 0.0%
Petrodromus tetradactylus Elephant shrew 3 1 33.3%
Dendrohyrax arboreus Tree hyrax 1 0 0.0%
Funisciurus anerythrus Thomas's tree squirrel 4 2 50.0%
Funisciurus congicus Kuhl's tree squirrel 18 7 38.9%
Heliosciurus rufobrachium
Sun squirrel
2
1
50.0%
Total 59 15 25.4%

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