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Document ID (ISN)21564
CIS number 74-1697
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hinthorn D.R., Foster M.T., Bruce H.L., Aach R.D.
Title An outbreak of chimpanzee associated hepatitis.
Bibliographic information June 1974, Vol.16, No.6, p.388-391. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract A report of an outbreak of chimpanzee-associated hepatitis which occurred at a zoo and involved 14 animal handlers. The outbreak had characteristics of short-incubation or type A viral hepatitis and was traced to a recently imported chimpanzee. Considerable caution would seem advisable in the handling of newly imported subhuman primates and especially their excreta. Routine screening for elevated serum transaminases on arrival might prove valuable in detecting animals capable of transmitting hepatitis.
Descriptors (primary) zoonoses; zoological gardens; infectious hepatitis
Descriptors (secondary) chimpanzees; enzyme activity determination; liver biopsy; transaminases
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)