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New Ebola-Related Virus Discovered in Snakes

A fatal disease in snakes has been linked to a newly discovered virus that is a cousin to hemorrhagic-fever viruses like Ebola. The snake disease -- inclusion body disease, or IBD -- affects pythons and boa constrictors. It was discovered from a sick pet. There is no known transfer of the virus to humans at this time.






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http://news.yahoo.com/deadly-virus-related-ebola-ided-snakes-155028124.html

http://www.livescience.com/22343-snake-larry-ibd-virus.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusion_Body_Disease [not updated with this discovery]


Added: Aug-16-2012 Occurred On: Aug-14-2012
By: joe prole
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Science and Technology, Nature
Tags: Virus, Snakes
Location: California, United States (load item map)
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  • TX is having a problem with west nile right now.

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  • You may be able to use this disease to wipe out the python and boa infestation in the Everglades area. They need to figure out a transmission mechanism and infect the snakes there with it.

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  • Just what we need.

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  • Sure, but they still can't cure cancer.

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  • Disease sounds almost made to order for Florida.

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    • @ACunningDisguise
      Naw, that kind of stuff usually come back to bite you in the ass. If it is infecting the family of Snakes in the Boidae and Pythonidae,it's not hard to guess that a zoonotic disease could infect all the other indigenous Snakes of Florida. Fortunately, snakes are cold blooded animals and the chance of cross migrating infection appears slim to none in humans. Introducing a disease in hopes of eradicating specific family of snakes creates more problems then it solves.

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