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- Steven J. A. Kimble; April J. Johnson; Rod N. Williams; Jason T. Hoverman
- EcoHealth 2017 v.14 no.4 pp. 810-815
- Ranavirus; Terrapene; adaptive immunity; captive animals; clinical examination; mortality; nose; quantitative polymerase chain reaction
- ... A Ranavirus outbreak in a captive population of wild-caught individuals was monitored using clinical evaluations and real-time PCR in 317 wild box turtles held in captivity during translocation. During the 2-year study period, the population experienced 71.6% mortality, suggesting that ranaviruses can rapidly attenuate populations. Wide variation in infection rate (7–94% per sampling period) was o ...