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- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- 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 ...
- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- EcoHealth 2015 v.12 no.2 pp. 334-338
- Aedes; DNA; Ranavirus; amphibians; fish; herpetofauna; hosts; mortality; pathogens; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; turtles; virus transmission; viruses; Indiana
- ... Ranaviruses are significant pathogens of amphibians, reptiles, and fishes, contributing to mass mortality events worldwide. Despite an increasing focus on ranavirus ecology, our understanding of ranavirus transmission, especially among reptilian hosts, remains limited. For example, experimental evidence for oral transmission of the virus in chelonians is mixed. Consequently, vector-borne transmiss ...