Macaque models of human infectious disease.

@article{Gardner2008MacaqueMO,
  title={Macaque models of human infectious disease.},
  author={Murray B. Gardner and Paul A. Luciw},
  journal={ILAR journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={
          220-55
        }
}
Macaques have served as models for more than 70 human infectious diseases of diverse etiologies, including a multitude of agents-bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, prions. The remarkable diversity of human infectious diseases that have been modeled in the macaque includes global, childhood, and tropical diseases as well as newly emergent, sexually transmitted, oncogenic, degenerative neurologic, potential bioterrorism, and miscellaneous other diseases. Historically, macaques played a major… CONTINUE READING

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