The apes as reservoir of human pathogens.

  • Didier Raoult
  • Published 2012 in
    Clinical microbiology and infection : the…


One of the major elements preventing the transmission of pathogens from animals to humans is the species barrier. We have known for a long time that apes are the closest relatives of humans, with 99% genomic similarity. It is therefore not surprising that the same pathogens can affect us. Over the past few years, pathogens that were thought to be strictly… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03810.x


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