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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They're victims just like us

Non-human primates, just like us, humans, are only victims - monkeys do not transmit Yellow Fever. Instead, they’re good bioindicators: if an infected monkey is found, the surrounding area is known as a potential dangerous area, due to the virus (and transmitting mosquitoes) presence.