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Peril of play

Chimpanzees that romp and roughhouse together are vulnerable to infectious diseases

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9:38am, June 20, 2008

As any parent or teacher knows, kids that play together get sick together. The same is true for chimpanzees, a new study shows. But the animals’ ills can have much more serious consequences than a head full of lice, and researchers are urging precautionary measures to protect chimps from humanborne diseases.

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