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Volume 18, Number 2—February 2012

Survey of Infections Transmissible Between Baboons and Humans, Cape Town, South Africa

Julian A. DreweComments to Author , M. Justin O’Riain, Esme Beamish, Hamish Currie, and Sven Parsons
Author affiliations: Royal Veterinary College, London, UK (J.A. Drewe); University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (M.J. O’Riain, E. Beamish); Alphen Veterinary Hospital, Cape Town (H. Currie); Stellenbosch University, Cape Town (S. Parsons)

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Table 1

Results of diagnostic tests for exposure to 10 infectious diseases in 27 wild baboons, Cape Peninsula , South Africa, April 2011*

Infection Diagnostic test No. (%) baboons testing positive
CMV Anti-CMV IgG ELFA 9 (33)
HAV Anti-HAV total immunoglobulins ELFA 8 (30)
EBV Anti-EBV early and nuclear antigens IgG ELFA 5 (19)
Measles virus Anti-measles virus IgG ELFA 0
Polio virus Serum neutralisation test 0
Tuberculosis Whole blood gamma interferon test 0
Salmonella spp. Fecal culture† 0
Shigella spp. Fecal culture† 0
Yersinia spp. Fecal culture† 0
Camplyobacter spp. Fecal culture† 0

*CMV, cytomegalovirus; ELFA, enzyme-linked fluorescent assay; HAV, hepatitis A virus; EBV, Epstein-Barr virus.
†Single fecal cultures performed on samples from 21 baboons only.

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