Widespread Treponema pallidum Infection in Nonhuman Primates, Tanzania
Idrissa S. Chuma, Emmanuel K. Batamuzi1
, D. Anthony Collins, Robert D. Fyumagwa, Luisa K. Hallmaier-Wacker, Rudovick R. Kazwala, Julius D. Keyyu, Inyasi A. Lejora, Iddi F. Lipende, Simone Lüert, Filipa M.D. Paciência, Alexander Piel, Fiona A. Stewart, Dietmar Zinner, Christian Roos, and Sascha Knauf
Author affiliations: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania (I.S. Chuma, E.K. Batamuzi, R.R. Kazwala, I.F. Lipende); German Primate Center, Leibniz-Institute for Primate Research, Göttingen, Germany (I.S. Chuma, L.K. Hallmaier-Wacker, S. Lüert, F.M.D. Paciência, D. Zinner, C. Roos, S. Knauf); Jane Goodall Institute, Kigoma, Tanzania (D.A. Collins); Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania (R.D. Fyumagwa, J.D. Keyyu); Tanzania National Parks, Arusha (I.A. Lejora); Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, and Greater Mahale Ecosystem Research and Conservation Project, Kigoma (A. Piel, F.A. Stewart)
Figure 2. Treponema pallidum–induced clinical manifestations affecting olive baboons (Papio anubis), Tanzania. A). Lesions on the anogenital area of animal at Lake Manyara National Park. B) Facial lesions of animal at Tarangire National Park. Orofacial lesions were found only in olive baboons.
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