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Relevant references

Thomas R. Gillespie, Charles L. Nunn, Fabian H. Leendertz. Integrative Approaches to the Study of Primate Infectious Disease: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation and Global Health, Yearbook of physical Anthropology 51:53–69 (2008) (pdf)


Gillespie TR. 2006. Noninvasive Assessment of Gastrointestinal
Parasite Infections in Free-Ranging Primates. International Journal of Primatology, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 1129-1143 (pdf)
Gillespie TR. & Chapman CA. 2006. Prediction of Parasite Infection Dynamics in Primate Metapopulations Based on Attributes of Forest Fragmentation. Conservation Biology Volume 20, No. 2, 441–448 (pdf)

Leendertz FH. et al. 2006. Pathogens as drivers of population declines: The importance of systematic monitoring in great apes and other threatened mammals. Biological Conservation, 131, pp. 325-337 (pdf)



Gillespie TR., Chapman CA., Greiner EC. 2005. Effects of logging on gastrointestinal parasite infections and infection risk in African primates. Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 699–707 (pdf)



Leendertz F. H., Boesch C., Mätz-Rensing K., Couacy Hymann E., Formenty P., Abaza P., Junglen S., Pauli G., Ellerbrok H. 2004. Anthrax kills wild chimpanzees in a tropical rainforest. Nature, 430:451-452.

Leendertz, F. H., Boesch C., Junglen S., Pauli G., Ellerbrok H. 2003. Characterization of a new Simian T-lymphotropic Virus Type 1 in a wild living chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) from Ivory Coast: Evidence for a new STLV-1 group? Sequence Note. AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses 19:255–258.
Ehlers B., Ochs A., Leendertz F., Goltz M., Boesch C., Mätz-Rensing K. 2003. Novel simian homologues of Epstein-Barr virus. J. Virol. 77:10695-9.
Leendertz F. H., Junglen S., Boesch C., Formenty P., Couacy-Hymann E., Courgnaud V., Pauli G., Ellerbrok H. High variety of different STLV-1 strains in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) of the Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. J. Virol. 78:4352-4356.
The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project 2002 Employee Health Group. 2004. Risk of Disease Transmission between Conservation Personnel and the Mountain Gorillas: Results from an Employee Health Program in Rwanda. EcoHealth 1, 351–36. (pdf)
Leendertz F. H., Boesch C., Rietschel W., Ellerbrok H., Pauli G. Non-invasive testing reveals a high prevalence of STLV-1 antibodies in wild adult chimpanzees of the Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. J. Gen. Virol. 85: 3305-3312.
Homsy J (1999) Ape tourism and human diseases: how close should we get?


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