oa South African Medical Journal - A case of suspected poliomyelitis : investigation of a case of suspected poliomyelitis with special reference to the susceptibility of lasiopyga (Cercopithecus) pygerythtus (South African Black-Face Monkey) to the virus

Volume 19, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A strain of virus which has been identified as poliomyelitis virus has been isolated from a case presenting certain unusual clinical and post-mortem features. The South African black-face monkey, Dasiopyga (Cercopithecus) pygerythrus, has been shown to be susceptible to intracerebral and intraperitoneal inoculation with the virus.

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