Chimpanzee deaths in Uganda pinned on human cold virus

Source: sciencedaily.com
Biology

In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. Thats why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Ugandas Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human "common cold" virus known as rhinovirus C was killing healthy chimps.