Leprosy Found in Wild Chimpanzees for the First Time

A chimpanzee named Woodstock with leprosy in Ivory Coast. Credit: Tai Chimpanzee Project Researchers have confirmed cases of the disease among two unconnected West African populations of chimpanzees, in Guinea-Bissau and the Ivory Coast. Analysis published in the journal Nature shows the strains of leprosy are different, and both are uncommon among humans. The origins … Read more