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Florida Monkeys Excreting Rare Disease that Can Kill Humans, Scientists Warn
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Never Forget: Dr. Mary’s Monkey by Edward T. Haslam

Via: Guardian:

Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published on Wednesday, which finds some of the animals are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans.

Scientists studying a growing population of rhesus macaques in Silver Springs state park say that rather than just carrying herpes B, which is common in the species, some of the monkeys have the virus in their saliva and other bodily fluids, posing a potential risk of spreading the disease.

Human cases of the virus have been rare, with about 50 documented worldwide, and there have been no known transmissions of it to people from wild rhesus macaques in Florida or elsewhere. However, the researchers say the issue has not been thoroughly studied.

The findings, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, prompted the researchers from the universities of Florida and Washington to warn Florida’s wildlife agency that the infected monkeys should be considered a public health concern.

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Are these pets that have been abandoned? Like the large
snakes in the Everglades? Strange to think of monkeys
roaming anywhere in the States.
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(01-11-2018, 09:51 AM)Verity Wrote: Are these pets that have been abandoned? Like the large
snakes in the Everglades? Strange to think of monkeys
roaming anywhere in the States.

We can blame Tarzan for the Florida monkeys.

Well, to be accurate, it was the movie production crew that let a few movie monkeys escape into the wild. And no one thought it would be a big deal. After all it was only Florida.
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#Tis Okay to be white
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Just wow.. This is where were going?



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Finding ground one step at a time..
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(01-11-2018, 12:10 PM)RUSH Wrote: Just wow.. This is where were going?  



1dunno1

YOU CAN NOT underrate monkey spit! Slap

Florida raccoons carry rabies, Florida armadillos carry leprosy, but we have to worry about the germs in monkey spit?

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#Tis Okay to be white
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(01-11-2018, 11:08 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 09:51 AM)Verity Wrote: Are these pets that have been abandoned? Like the large
snakes in the Everglades? Strange to think of monkeys
roaming anywhere in the States.

We can blame Tarzan for the Florida monkeys.

Well, to be accurate, it was the movie production crew that let a few movie monkeys escape into the wild. And no one thought it would be a big deal. After all it was only Florida.

Wow! Thanks for clarifying. Heartflowers
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(01-11-2018, 11:08 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 09:51 AM)Verity Wrote: Are these pets that have been abandoned? Like the large
snakes in the Everglades? Strange to think of monkeys
roaming anywhere in the States.

We can blame Tarzan for the Florida monkeys.

Well, to be accurate, it was the movie production crew that let a few movie monkeys escape into the wild. And no one thought it would be a big deal. After all it was only Florida.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1RrNknyoSg
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(01-11-2018, 11:08 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 09:51 AM)Verity Wrote: Are these pets that have been abandoned? Like the large
snakes in the Everglades? Strange to think of monkeys
roaming anywhere in the States.

We can blame Tarzan for the Florida monkeys.

Well, to be accurate, it was the movie production crew that let a few movie monkeys escape into the wild. And no one thought it would be a big deal. After all it was only Florida.

Yeah3 The movie production crew that came from California.

Florida and California have always been in a secret war with each other. The citrus industry is one example.
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(01-12-2018, 07:32 AM)Tolimar Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 11:08 AM)SlowLoris Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 09:51 AM)Verity Wrote: Are these pets that have been abandoned? Like the large
snakes in the Everglades? Strange to think of monkeys
roaming anywhere in the States.

We can blame Tarzan for the Florida monkeys.

Well, to be accurate, it was the movie production crew that let a few movie monkeys escape into the wild. And no one thought it would be a big deal. After all it was only Florida.

Yeah3 The movie production crew that came from California.

Florida and California have always been in a secret war with each other. The citrus industry is one example.

I don't know, now if Florida started growing massive Almond groves then I could see an economic war between them.
Okay, so I made a twatter account.

https://twitter.com/KilTheCarnage
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