Volume 94, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Serum specimens from free-ranging but nonnative patas monkeys () and rhesus macaques () in southwestern Puerto Rico (PR) were tested for antibodies to infection with dengue viruses (DENVs), West Nile virus (WNV), species, by microneutralization, plaque reduction neutralization, microscopic agglutination, and indirect hemagglutination, respectively. Of 23 animals (21 and two ) tested, all had evidence of prior DENV infection, and of 17 animals tested for WNV, nine (53%) had evidence of prior infection. Of 24 (22 , two ) tested for spp., 10 (42%) had evidence of prior exposure, and one patas monkey had antibodies against . The acquisition of pathogens endemic among humans in PR by resident nonhuman primates merits further study to define modes of acquisition.


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  • Received : 06 Apr 2015
  • Accepted : 16 Jan 2016
  • Published online : 04 May 2016

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