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What diseases can we get from having a pet monkey?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Non-human primates can spread herpes B virus, rabies, monkeypox, TB. . Enteric infections can include "Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter), protozoan parasites (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Amoeba, Balantidia),& helminth parasites (Strongyloides)." REF: www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/zoonoses/non-human-primates/
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