Detection of neutralizing antibodies against Zika virus in wild nonhuman primates in Rwanda

Therese Umuhoza, Albina Makio, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Antoine Mudakikwa, Richard Muvunyi, Julius Nziza, Marc-Alain Widdowson

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The range of nonhuman primate (NHP) species involved in Zika virus (ZIKV) sylvatic transmission is not known. We tested 97 NHP archived sera, collected from 2006 to 2016 in Rwandan National Parks, for neutralizing antibodies to ZIKV. Serum from one olive baboon (Papio anubis) was positive for ZIKV antibodies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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