Monkey HIV alert

One of 25 monkeys seized in Alicante tested positive for the virus

One of the monkeys seized in the Guardia Civil operation

A HEALTH warning has been issued by Alicante Guardia Civil after one of 25 monkeys confiscated in an operation tested positive for the HIV virus.

The monkeys were illegally being raised for pet shops to sell to the public but 42 more of those sold have not been located yet, and could pose a danger to anyone who handles them.

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