In addition to viruses, bacteria, prions and fungi, some parasites are also among the known zoonotic pathogens on our planet. Our Zoonosis of the Month for August 2022 introduces a parasite that we share with our close relatives, the non-human primates. As with many parasitic worm diseases, this is a pathogen that primarily affects poorer populations (keyword: Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs).
Learn more about the parasite in our Zoonosis of the Month August 2022.
With the gorillas, we not only share a large part of our genetic material, but also some pathogens. An important finding also for the protection of primates.(picture: rawpixel.com/ pixabay)