Primate Conservation: The Prevention of Disease Transmission

  title={Primate Conservation: The Prevention of Disease Transmission},
  author={Janette Wallis and David R. Lee},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
We address the strategies to prevent disease transmission from human to non-human primates in natural settings. Some field research methods, such as gaining close proximity for observation, provisioning for habituation, or reintroducing for repopulation, may place primate subjects at risk for acquiring human-carried diseases. Additional risks arise through inadequate waste disposal or nonhygienic conditions of humans residing at the study site. We describe several disease outbreaks at primate… CONTINUE READING