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Widespread Treponema pallidum Infection in Nonhuman Primates, Tanzania.

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dc.contributor.author Chuma, I. S
dc.contributor.author Batamuzi, E. K.
dc.contributor.author Collins, D. A.
dc.contributor.author Fyumagwa, R. D.
dc.contributor.author Hallmaier-Wacker, L. K.
dc.contributor.author Kazwala, R. R.
dc.contributor.author Keyyu, J. D.
dc.contributor.author Lejora, I. A.
dc.contributor.author Lipende, I. F.
dc.contributor.author Lüert, S.
dc.contributor.author Paciência, F. M.D.
dc.contributor.author Piel, A.
dc.contributor.author Stewart, F. A.
dc.contributor.author Zinner, D.
dc.contributor.author Roos, C.
dc.contributor.author Knau, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-14T06:41:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-14T06:41:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 1080-6040
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2357
dc.description Emerging Infectious Disease .Vol. 24, No. 6—June 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract We investigated Treponema pallidum infection in 8 nonhuman primate species (289 animals) in Tanzania during 2015–2017. We used a serologic treponemal test to detect antibodies against the bacterium. Infection was further confirmed from tissue samples of skin-ulcerated animals by 3 independent PCRs (polA, tp47, and TP_0619). Our findings indicate that T. pallidum infection is geographically widespread in Tanzania and occurs in several species (olive baboons, yellow baboons, vervet monkeys, and blue monkeys). We found the bacterium at 11 of 14 investigated geographic locations. Anogenital ulceration was the most common clinical manifestation; orofacial lesions also were observed. Molecular data show that nonhuman primates in Tanzania are most likely infected with T. pallidum subsp. pertenue–like strains, which could have implications for human yaws eradication. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher centers for disease control and prevention. en_US
dc.subject Treponema. en_US
dc.subject Infection. en_US
dc.subject Primates. en_US
dc.subject Tanzania. en_US
dc.subject Species. en_US
dc.subject Pallidum infection. en_US
dc.title Widespread Treponema pallidum Infection in Nonhuman Primates, Tanzania. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url : https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2406.180037 en_US


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