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- Currylow Andrea F.; Johnson April J.; Williams Rod N.
- Journal of Herpetology 2014 v.48 no.1 pp. 117-121
- Ambystoma; Anura; Ranavirus; Terrapene carolina; cross contamination; disease reservoirs; herpetofauna; larvae; pathogens; risk; salamanders and newts; turtles; viruses; Indiana
- ... Ranaviruses are emerging as serious pathogens across ectothermic taxa, recently causing mass die-offs including entire chelonian populations. Amphibians may serve as reservoirs for chelonian infections. To assess this idea and determine whether chelonians in the Midwest are infected with (or at risk for) ranavirus infections, we tested for presence of ranavirus infections among sympatric larval am ...