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Monkey Parasites at TRC 2004

A survey to assess the gastrointestinal parasites that invade the primate population in Peru was completed by research experts. To perform the test, researchers gathered fecal samples from eight of the areaźs primates. The main purpose of the study was to give researchers a reference point regarding the presence of fecal parasites to gage the exchange of disease. The Tambopata Research Center was the study location, and once the team gathered the fecal samples, they sent them to Hiram College in Ohio for analysis. The results found that a gastrointestinal parasite was present in 44 percent of the samples. Due to the discovery of the parasite, the research team recommended strict regulations regarding human activity in the area to prevent the transfer of organisms.

Monkey Parasites at TRC 2004

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