Abstract # 2096 Event # 103:

Scheduled for Friday, August 18, 2006 09:30 AM-10:10 AM: Session 9 (Regency East #1) Oral Presentation

Zoonoses of Nonhuman Primates Used in Research

D. A. Powell
National Institutes of Health, NIHAC, NIHAC, Bldg 103, DVR, ORS, PO Box 56, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA
     Zoonoses are diseases and infections that are naturally transmitted between animals and man. Recognition and control of such diseases are significant issues in the management of captive nonhuman primates. Zoonoses of nonhuman primates include diseases and infections of bacterial, viral, parasitic, fungal and protozoal origins. An overview of some common potential laboratory zoonotic risks encountered when working with nonhuman primates will be presented. With the adoption of prudent facility sanitation, disease surveillance, good personal hygiene, and an occupational health program, the threat of zoonotic diseases can be significantly reduced.