JAMES P. LUBY, M.D.
A recent article in the British Medical Journal (1) details the latest in a growing list of disease agents that are potentially transmissible to man by association with monkeys. Tanapox, the viral disease described by the authors, originally occurred in epidemic form in 1957 and 1962 among natives living along the Tana River in Kenya. The 1962 epidemic resulted in approximately 50 human cases. The report is of practical interest in the United States because of the continuing importation of nonhuman primates for research purposes, vaccine production, and display in zoos. Its significance is directly attested to by the fact
LUBY JP. Another Zoonosis from Monkeys: Tanapox. Ann Intern Med. ;75:800–801. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-5-800
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(5):800-801.
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