Box Turtle, Ranavirus in Florida Box Turtles on Captiva Island, Photo Credit - Audrey
Box Turtle, Ranavirus in Florida Box Turtles on Captiva Island, Photo Credit - Audrey

Ranavirus in Florida Box Turtles on Captiva

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Outbreak of Ranavirus in Florida Box Turtles A Big Concern @ CROW

According to NBC 2:

“An outbreak of Ranavirus in Florida box Turtles on Captiva Island is causing concern for those at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) because it can cause illness and death in fish, amphibians and reptiles.

‘This viral disease has rarely been documented in Florida reptiles, but possibly because no one knowledgeable about this disease was looking. When the first turtle with swollen eyelids, plaques in the mouth, and nasal discharge was admitted to CROW, we became immediately suspicious,’ commented Dr. Barron.”

For more information, please see NBC 2.


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