The former Pathology Unit (until December 2017)
The former Pathology Unit (Head: Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Kaup) was part of the Section Infection Research at the German Primate Center (DPZ). The former Pathology Unit conducted pathogenetic studies regarding spontaneous or experimentally induced infectious diseases in non-human primates using morphological methods.
Simian tuberculosis is one of the most important bacterial diseases of non-human primates because of its ubiquitous and insidious nature and its ability to spread rapidly. The increased incidence of tuberculosis among the human population and live stock increases the risk for primate keeping facilities.
By popular request a symposium on the issues of tuberculosis for primate husbandries was organized at the German Primate Center to inform about the current state of knowledge. The efficiency and interpretation of different test systems was stressed and proceedings in case of positive reagents were discussed. A special focus was set on prophylactic measures. Summaries of the different topics were compiled in an abstract brochure.