Chimpanzee deaths at Mahale caused by a flu-like disease

  title={Chimpanzee deaths at Mahale caused by a flu-like disease},
  author={Shunkichi Hanamura and M. Kiyono and Magdalena Lukasik-Braum and Titus Mlengeya and Mariko Fujimoto and Michio Nakamura and Toshisada Nishida},
A flu-like disease spread among chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of the M group at Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania, from June to July 2006. This epizootic or epidemic killed up to 12 chimpanzees. The obvious evidence of their deaths came from finding the bodies of three infants who had previously shown some symptoms of the disease. At least one of these infants died of pneumonia. In addition, nine chimpanzees were missing after the outbreak. These individuals were assumed… CONTINUE READING


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