AIDS Origin Traced to Chimp Group in Cameroon
"As far as we know, the chimps don't get any type of AIDS-like disease...That's part of the reason for being very interested in the infection of chimps, because chimps and humans are very similar genetically."
- Paul Sharp of the Institute of Genetics at the University of Nottingham
Cameroon - Chimpanzees living in dense jungles in Africa have been confirmed as the probable source of the HIV virus which caused the human AIDS pandemic.
The researchers say that, as well as solving the mystery about the origin of the virus, the findings open up avenues for future research.