Human parainfluenza virus type 3 in wild nonhuman primates, Zambia

Michihito Sasaki, Akihiro Ishii, Yasuko Orba, Yuka Thomas, Bernard M. Hang'ombe, Ladslav Moonga, Aaron S. Mweene, Hirohito Ogawa, Ichiro Nakamura, Takashi Kimura, Hirofumi Sawa

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Human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3) genome was detected in 4 baboons in Zambia. Antibody for HPIV3 was detected in 13 baboons and 6 vervet monkeys in 2 distinct areas in Zambia. Our findings suggest that wild nonhuman primates are susceptible to HPIV3 infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1500-1503
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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Sasaki, M., Ishii, A., Orba, Y., Thomas, Y., Hang'ombe, B. M., Moonga, L., Mweene, A. S., Ogawa, H., Nakamura, I., Kimura, T., & Sawa, H. (2013). Human parainfluenza virus type 3 in wild nonhuman primates, Zambia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(9), 1500-1503.