How People and Primates Can Share Diseases

People and non-human primates come into contact all over the world. The map below features five examples where the UC Davis One Health Institute is working at those interfaces, studying everything from zoonotic disease transmission to threats faced by endangered mountain gorilla populations and more. 

Sometimes these human and non-human primate interactions involve people entering into the traditional territory of gorillas and monkeys, while other times it's the wildlife that ventures into human-developed space. In many cases, however, the line between the two is entirely blurred. 

Such interfaces present a heightened risk for zoonotic disease transmission, whether the viruses spill over from non-human primates to people or the other way around. Explore the map to see how the One Health Institute and the PREDICT Project are working in these areas.


Satellite image by Proba-V
Interactive map by Leila Haghi & Justin Cox