Alert Zoos diagnose leprosy for the first time in chimpanzees

Currently the human being is the main host of many dangerous bacteria, one of them being 'Mycobacterium leprae' but recently it was discovered that for the first time in history, zoos diagnosed leprosy in wild chimpanzees, until now it had only been present in animals in captivity , the hypothesis is that it is possible the disease was transmitted from small mammals to chimpanzees that hunted them or also due to environmental processes, the truth is that there could be more cases of infection between wild primates than previously thought.

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