Thursday, 28 December 2017

Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus


Date:  December 13, 2017
Source:  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Summary:
In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda’s Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human “common cold” virus known as rhinovirus C was killing healthy chimps.


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