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Primates in Covid-19 video

Updated: May 3, 2023

A behind-the-scenes video, at a facility in Louisiana, USA, has highlighted the importance of studies using monkeys in the fight against Covid-19.

The video and article by Reuters, offers a glimpse into work at the 500-acre Tulane National Primate Research Center, which is home to 5,000 research primates, mostly rhesus macaques.

The film also looks at the biomedical research labs and shows how monkeys have already provided answers about the nature of the virus and the facilities plans to study ‘long-Covid’ symptoms.

"Non-human primates are really critical for us to understand not only the disease and how it affects the organism, but also to compare treatments, therapies and vaccinations," said Tulane associate director Skip Bohm.

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