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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 2

Distribution of antibody-positive baboons by troop, Cape Peninsula , South Africa, April 2011*

Baboon troop Predominant human habitat type No. baboons tested No. (%) CMV positive No. (%) HAV positive No. (%) EBV positive
Red Hill Urban residential 3 3 (100) 1 (33) 1 (33)
Da Gama Urban residential 7 3 (43) 6 (86) 1 (14)
Smitswinkel Bay Scenic tourist route 3 1 (33) 0 1 (33)
Tokai JT Forest plantation 6 0 1 (17) 2 (33)
Tokai MT1 Forest plantation 8 2 (25) 0 0
Totals 27 9 8 5

*The locations of each baboon troop are indicated in Figure 1. CMV, cytomegalovirus; HAV, hepatitis A virus; EBV, Epstein-Barr virus.

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