I’ve always been fascinated by primates: they’re so human-like in their gestures, expressions and behavior that it’s almost impossible not to feel empathy for them.   Unfortunately, there’s a wild yellow fever outbreak happening in Brazil, and primates are strongly affected by the disease. In wild yellow fever, mosquitoes of the genera Haemagogus and Sabethes transmit the virus and monkeys are the main hosts; In this situation, human cases occur when a non-vaccinated person enters a wilderness area and is bitten by a contaminated mosquito. 

The Common marmoset
A dark future?
The slaughtering
Why us?
They're victims just like us
I can find my own food!
A safe diet
We're not pets!
Never pet a wild animal

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Why us?

Unfortunately many species of primates are being slaughtered in Brazil, due to ignorance. People are killing the monkeys because of the Yellow Fever epidemic, a tropical disease that has been spreading through Brazil, which is caused by a virus and transmitted by two wild species of mosquito and one urban mosquito, the infamous ‘Aedes aegypti’, which also is the vector of Dengue Fever, Zika and Chikungunya fever.