Rickettsia conorii Subspecies israelensis in Captive Baboons

Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 Apr;29(4):841-843. doi: 10.3201/eid2904.221176.ABSTRACTHamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas) may transmit zoonotic vector-borne pathogens to visitors and workers frequenting zoological parks. We molecularly screened 33 baboons for vector-borne pathogens. Three (9.1%) of 33 animals tested positive for Rickettsia conorii subspecies israelensis. Clinicians should be aware of potential health risks from spatial overlapping between baboons and humans.PMID:36958035 | DOI:10.3201/eid2904.221176
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