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An outbreak of type C botulism in captive monkeys
  1. JL Smart,
  2. TA Roberts,
  3. KG McCullagh,
  4. VM Lucke and
  5. H Pearson


In an outbreak of type C botulism in a group of captive primates, six squirrel monkeys, six white throated capuchin monkeys and two weeper capuchin monkeys succumbed rapidly and died. Clostridium botulinum type C toxin was detected in the remains of the chopped chicken feed and in nine of 11 blood samples and one of three stomach contents samples from the affected animals.

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