Detection of Neutralizing Antibodies against Zika Virus in Wild Nonhuman Primates in Rwanda

J Wildl Dis. 2022 Sep 22. doi: 10.7589/JWD-D-22-00003. Online ahead of print.


The range of nonhuman primate (NHP) species involved in Zika virus (ZIKV) sylvatic transmission is not known. We tested 97 NHP archived sera, collected from 2006 to 2016 in Rwandan National Parks, for neutralizing antibodies to ZIKV. Serum from one olive baboon (Papio anubis) was positive for ZIKV antibodies.