Yaws Disease Caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue in Wild Chimpanzee, Guinea, 2019

Benjamin Mubemba, Emeline Chanove, Kerstin Mätz-Rensing, Jan F. Gogarten, Ariane Düx, Kevin Merkel, Caroline Röthemeier, Andreas Sachse, Helene Rase, Tatyana Humle, Guillaume Banville, Marine Tchoubar (+4 others)
Yaws-like lesions are widely reported in wild African great apes, yet the causative agent has not been confirmed in affected animals. We describe yaws-like lesions in a wild chimpanzee in Guinea for which we demonstrate infection with Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue. Assessing the conservation implications of this pathogen requires further research.
doi:10.25646/7100 fatcat:sfq4oknx2zbxtamfwyzdkgrkhe