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The Plague Monkeys? -Reply

KERSTING.PATHLOGY at mail.health.ufl.edu KERSTING.PATHLOGY at mail.health.ufl.edu
Fri Jul 28 10:42:54 EST 1995

>>>>>Bryce wrote:

Does anybody know who or what they are?

-- bryce at seds.lpl.arizona.edu   bryce at starfire.lpl.arizona.edu 
and coming *very* soon (but not *yet*) to the World Wide Web: 
 >>> http://www.seds.org/~bryce/ <<<

Dear Bryce:

These "Plague Monkeys" that you are referring too, are MACAQUES
(sp??). They are apparantly thought to be the carrier/host (not
PRIMARY source) for Ebola, as described in Richard Prestons "Hot
Zone" and Laurie Garret's "The Coming Plague". If you want to
know more about these "Plague Monkeys" you might want to check in
these two books (I thing Garret's book is probably the better one
to check).


Robert Kersting		
E-mail: kersting.pathlogy at mail.health.ufl.edu		
University of Florida, Dpt. of Neuropathology     

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