Gopherus polyphemus; Emydidae; wild animals; turtles; Iridovirus; vertebrate viruses; seroprevalence; disease surveillance; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; blood chemistry; disease outbreaks; animal diseases; viral diseases of animals and humans; mortality; immune response; United States
... Iridoviruses, pathogens typically associated with fish and amphibians, have recently been shown to cause acute respiratory disease in chelonians including box turtles, red-eared sliders, gopher tortoises, and Burmese star tortoises. Case reports of natural infections in several chelonian species in the United States have been reported, however the prevalence remains unknown in susceptible populati ...
Johnson, AprilJ., et al. ; Wellehan, James F.X.; Childress, April L.; Marschang, Rachel E.; Lamirande, Elaine W.; Roberts, John F.; Vickers, Mary L.; Gaskin, Jack M.; Jacobson, Elliott R.; Show all 9 Authors
reptiles; phylogeny; Nelson Bay orthoreovirus; mammals; bird diseases; interspecific variation; viral diseases of animals and humans; sequence analysis; polymerase chain reaction; microbial genetics; Avian orthoreovirus; birds; Aquareovirus; Mammalian orthoreovirus; consensus sequence; rapid methods; genetic variation; RNA
... The orthoreoviruses are segmented RNA viruses that infect diverse vertebrate host species. While the most common human orthoreovirus, Mammalian Reovirus, is not typically associated with significant disease, the majority of Orthoreovirus species have been shown to cause significant and often fatal disease in reptiles, birds, and primates. There is significant potential for jumping species. A conse ...
Elephas maximus; Loxodonta africana; spleen; vagina; conjunctiva; Procavia; Trichechus manatus; Herpesviridae; vaginitis; viral diseases of animals and humans; vertebrate viruses
... The Afrotheria represent an early branching of placental mammals. Only two herpesviruses from Afrotheria have been previously identified, and the genus Proboscivirus in the subfamily Betaherpesvirinae has been proposed for them. Six novel gammaherpesviruses were identified in four species in the superorder Afrotheria by detection and analysis of their DNA polymerase genes. Elephantid herpesvirus 3 ...