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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 04, 2002
Location: Davenport, Iowa

Animal: Monkey
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Attack resulting in human injury
Species: Primate

Summary: A woman at the Mississippi Valley Fair was bitten, scratched, and hit on the head by a monkey who was posing for photographs. The monkey went “a little berserk.” The woman was tested for herpes, HIV, hepatitis, and rabies (results pending) and filed a lawsuit against monkey’s "owner" and the Mississippi Valley Fair.

Source: Associated Press

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