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Treponema pallidum Infection in the Wild Baboons of East Africa: Distribution and Genetic Characterization of the Strains Responsible

  • Kristin N. Harper mail,

    kh2383@columbia.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Robert D. Fyumagwa,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Veterinary Program, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania

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  • Richard Hoare,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Veterinary Program, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania

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  • Philemon N. Wambura,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania

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  • Dorian H. Coppenhaver,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Robert M. Sapolsky,

    Affiliations: Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America, Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Susan C. Alberts,

    Affiliations: Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya, Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jenny Tung,

    Affiliations: Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Population Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey Rogers,

    Affiliation: Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Morris Kilewo,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology, Tanzania National Parks, Arusha, Tanzania

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  • Emmanuel K. Batamuzi,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Surgery and Theriogenology, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania

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  • Fabian H. Leendertz,

    Affiliation: Research Group Emerging Zoonoses, Robert Koch-Institute, Berlin, Germany

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  • George J. Armelagos,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Sascha Knauf

    Affiliation: Pathology Unit, German Primate Centre, Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050882

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