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Rare leprosy found in wild chimpanzees
11/12/2020

Wild chimpanzees in Guinea-Bissau's Cantanhez National Park and at a research site in Ivory Coast are suffering from leprosy caused by two different Mycobacterium leprae genotypes, researchers reported in a paper on bioRxiv. The findings suggest the existence of an unidentified reservoir, says wildlife veterinarian Fabian Leendertz, the study's co-author.

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