The Oakland Zoo says it is going vaccinate all of its primates along with other animals like big cats that could be at high risk.
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Due to the nature of primate communities, an outbreak could be devastating, leaving them with a high likelihood of quick spread.
The zoo placed its order and hopes to receive 100 doses of the modified vaccine this summer. It was developed by a veterinary pharmaceutical company, Zoetics.
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Since the zoo is planning on doing double doses, this is enough to vaccinate 50 animals.
Zoetics must still gain USDA approval in the meantime.