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- Bloom, David C., et al. Show all 13 Authors
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2008 v.44 no.4 pp. 851-863
- Ranavirus; turtles; tortoises; disease prevalence; disease diagnosis; disease detection; histopathology; polymerase chain reaction; sequence analysis; enzyme activity; electron microscopy; Florida; Georgia; New York; Pennsylvania
- ... Iridoviruses of the genus Ranavirus are well known for causing mass mortality events of fish and amphibians with sporadic reports of infection in reptiles. This article describes five instances of Ranavirus infection in chelonians between 2003 and 2005 in Georgia, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania, USA. Affected species included captive Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota), a free-rangi ...