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Infectious diseases

An ill wind for wild chimps?

Simian immunodeficiency virus is associated with increased mortality in a subspecies of chimpanzee living under natural conditions in East Africa. This is worrying news for the chimpanzee populations involved.

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Figure 1: Survivor.

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Figure 2: Geographical distribution of the chimpanzee.

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Weiss, R., Heeney, J. An ill wind for wild chimps?. Nature 460, 470–471 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/460470a

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