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Volume 10, Number 12—December 2004


Exposure to Nonhuman Primates in Rural Cameroon

Nathan D. Wolfe*Comments to Author , A. Tassy Prosser*, Jean K. Carr†, Ubald Tamoufe‡, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole‡§, J. Ndongo Torimiro‡, Matthew LeBreton‡, Francine E. McCutchan†, Deborah L. Birx¶, and Donald S. Burke*
Author affiliations: *Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, Maryland, USA; ‡Johns Hopkins Cameroon Program, Yaoundé, Cameroon; §Army Health Research Center (CRESAR), Yaoundé, Cameroon; and; ¶Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Rockville, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of the 17 rural Cameroonian villages

Site no. Latitude Longitude Altitude (m) Habitat type River basin (tributary) Language 
group Located at end of road
I 5.8° 10.7° 1,180 Savanna Sanaga (Noun) Shu-pamen Yes
II 5.3° 11.0° 730 Gallery forest Sanaga (Mbam) Shu-pamen No
III 4.8° 10.8° 800 Lowland forest Wouri/Sanaga Tunen Yes
IV 4.2° 12.7° 680 Lowland forest Nyong Beti-fang Yes
V 3.4° 10.6° 120 Lowland forest Nyong/Lokoundje Kwasio No
VI 2.3° 10.4° 400 Lowland forest Ntem Beti-fang Yes
VII 2.4° 11.8° 560 Lowland forest Ntem Beti-fang No
VIII 2.2° 14.1° 630 Lowland forest Congo (Dja) Kawzime No
IX 2.4° 15.0° 330 Lowland forest Congo (Dja) Mpo Yes
X 6.1° 9.8° 1,500 Gallery forest Calabar/Niger (Cross) Esimbi Yes
XI 6.3° 10.8° 1,700 Savanna Niger Limbum Yes
XII 5.2° 9.4° 350 Lowland forest Calabar (Cross) Kenyang No
XIII 4.9° 8.9° 100 Lowland forest Ndian Oroko No
XIV 4.5° 10.3° 200 Lowland forest Wouri (Dibamba) Bassa No
XV 3.7° 9.7° 0 Lowland forest Sanaga Duala Yes
XVI 3.4° 12.7° 650 Lowland forest Congo (Dja) Beti-fang Yes
XVII 5.2° 13.6° 640 Gallery forest Sanaga Gbete Yes

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