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March 6, 1967

Chimpanzee-Associated HepatitisAn Outbreak in Oklahoma

Author Affiliations

From the Communicable Disease Center, Public Health Service, Atlanta, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City.

JAMA. 1967;199(10):695-697. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120100057009

A small outbreak of hepatitis occurred in Oklahoma following contact with newly imported chimpanzees. The infection appears to have been acquired by the chimpanzees in captivity and then transmitted to the final caretakers.