Absence of naturally acquired tetanus antitoxin in the free-ranging Cayo Santiago rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).

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Tetanus is enzootic in the free-ranging rhesus monkey colony on Cayo Santiago. The disease accounts for 25% of all mortalities in the population. The high prevalence of tetanus provided a unique opportunity to study the potential roles of geophagia, wounding, and clinical tetanus infections on the development of naturally acquired tetanus antitoxin in… (More)

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@article{Kessler1984AbsenceON, title={Absence of naturally acquired tetanus antitoxin in the free-ranging Cayo Santiago rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).}, author={Maggie Kessler and Randolph Rawlins}, journal={Journal of medical primatology}, year={1984}, volume={13 6}, pages={353-7} }