Ba'ka pygmy in Cameroon, West Africa being tested for Ebola virus after eating infected gorilla meat. Close genetic correlation between humans and apes means that many of the same viruses and parasites affect both parties and are transmissible between the two. Ebola, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Anthrax and HIV - AIDS are human diseases all thought to be transmitted by butchering, processing and consumption of bushmeat.