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Primates Med. 1978;10:239-53.

Spontaneous infectious diseases of marmosets.


The various species of marmosets are susceptible to a wide variety of infectious agents of which only a few have been fully characterized. Little is known concerning spontaneous disease in their natural habitat, and often deaths in the laboratory go unexplained. In captivity, Herpesvirus-T infection appears to be the most important viral infection, but serious disease may also follow infection with measles virus (rubeola) and an unidentified paramyxovirus. Bacterial diseases are multiple, but rarely occur as epizootics. Various species of Salmonella, Yersinia, Klebsiella, and Diplococcus are among the more frequent pathogens. Mycoses and parasitic infections are also numerous, but most do not result in major losses.

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