Green monkeys acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:31 in Biology & Nature

Many deadly diseases that afflict humans were originally acquired through contact with animals. New research suggests that pathogens can also jump the species barrier to move from humans to animals. The study shows that green monkeys in The Gambia acquired Staphylococcus aureus from humans.

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