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- Johnson, April J., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Veterinary microbiology 2010 v.142 no.3-4 pp. 160-167
- 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 ...