Prevalence of Babesia microti in free-ranging baboons and African green monkeys.

@article{Maamun2011PrevalenceOB,
  title={Prevalence of Babesia microti in free-ranging baboons and African green monkeys.},
  author={Jeneby M Maamun and Mbaruk Abdalla Suleman and Mercy Y Akinyi and Hastings Suba Ozwara and Thomas M. Kariuki and H E Carlsson},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={63-7}
}
Babesia microti-like parasites have been reported to infect captive non-human primates (NHPs). However, studies on the prevalence of Babesia spp. in free-ranging NHPs are lacking. This investigation aimed at determining the prevalence of B. microti in wild-caught Kenyan NHPs. In total, 125 animals were studied, including 65 olive baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis) and 60 African green monkeys ([AGMs] Chlorocebus aethiops). Nested polymerase chain reaction targeting Babesia β-tubulin genes was… CONTINUE READING