Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 13th, 2005
"A colony of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata fuscata) kept by a safari-style zoo in Japan experienced 9 sporadic cases of fatal neurological diseases, such as epilepsy and posterior paralysis, during the 12 years from 1989 to 2001.
"This macaque colony consisted of approximately 30 animals, on average, during this period, and the macaques shared their living space with 11 American black bears (Ursus americanus) harboring zoonotic roundworms (Baylisascaris transfuga)," researchers in Japan report.
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