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The folks over at Emory's Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Lawrenceville just decided to announce that one of its rhesus monkeys has been missing since June 15.
BUT DONT WORRY. He doesn't have herpes.
From Fox 5:
According to officials, the monkey does not have the herpes B virus. The animal was to be a part of a behaviorial study, but it was not part of any study in which it would have been infected with any disease.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University, is one of eight national primate research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The center, founded in 1930 by Robert Yerkes, the pioneering primatologist who specialized in comparative psychology, is a recognized leader for its biomedical and behavioral studies with nonhuman primates. The Yerkes Main Station, located on 25 acres (100,000 m²) of the Emory campus in Atlanta, contains most of the center's biomedical research laboratories. The Yerkes Field Station, which houses 3,400 animals, specializes in behavioral studies of primate social groups, and is located 30 miles (50 km) north of Atlanta, on 117 acres (473,000 m²) of wooded land near Lawrenceville. The Center was relocated from Orange Park, Florida, in 1965.
August 16, 2011
Effective today, Stuart Zola, PhD, Director of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, has ended the search to locate Ep13. Despite extensive efforts by Yerkes staff, we have not been able to locate this research animal. Efforts included searching the Yerkes property numerous times, conducting multiple census counts of the research animals and working with Gwinnett County Animal Control to follow up on 26 reported “sightings” in the metro Atlanta area.