While that may have been well known among people working with disease issues, what I have found is that it isn't well known among many that work with box turtles as wildlife managers or other field studies, which is why I am happy that this story is getting such wide coverage. A while back on another herp listserv, someone mentioned that they were seeing large numbers dying in their population and was asking if they should be concerned. The surprise to me was the replies that said they shouldn't worry, sudden die offs are normal for box turtles. There wasn't any initial response (other than Rich Seigel's) mentioning that maybe they should try to test for disease. Scott Farnsworth Graduate Research Assistant Department of Biological Sciences Towson University On Feb 14, 2012, at 9:20 AM, Andrew Cunningham <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Of course it has been known for many years that FV3 or FV3-like viruses will infect and kill chelonians as well as amphibians (and fish). > > > > Cheers > > > Andrew > > > > From: Global Ranavirus Consortium [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of marja kik > Sent: 13 February 2012 18:26 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: Washington Post Article > > > > This is indeed terrible, did the people involved published this already, do they know whether it is the same virus that killed the tadpoles and the turtles? > > Gr > > Marja > > > > Van: Global Ranavirus Consortium [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Namens Trent Garner > Verzonden: maandag 13 februari 2012 18:42 > Aan: [log in to unmask] > Onderwerp: Re: Washington Post Article > > > > That’s bloody awful. Damn. > > > > From: Global Ranavirus Consortium [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Gray, Matthew James > Sent: 13 February 2012 17:39 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Washington Post Article > > > > GRC: > > > > A recent story in the Washington Post on ranaviruses. > > > > http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commuting/2012/02/01/gIQA5O0Z9Q_story.html > > > > http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/box-turtle-suffers-from-symptoms-of-ranavirus-031/2012/02/12/gIQAIUDE9Q_video.html > > > > > > > > This message has been scanned for viruses by MailControl, a service from BlackSpider Technologies. > > Click here to report this email as spam. > > > > The Zoological Society of London is incorporated by Royal Charter > Principal Office England. Company Number RC000749 > Registered address: > Regent's Park, London, England NW1 4RY > Registered Charity in England and Wales no. 208728 > > _________________________________________________________________________ > This e-mail has been sent in confidence to the named addressee(s). > If you are not the intended recipient, you must not disclose or distribute > it in any form, and you are asked to contact the sender immediately. > Views or opinions expressed in this communication may not be those > of The Zoological Society of London and, therefore, The Zoological > Society of London does not accept legal responsibility for the contents > of this message. The recipient(s) must be aware that e-mail is not a > secure communication medium and that the contents of this mail may > have been altered by a third party in transit. > If you have any issues regarding this mail please contact: > [log in to unmask] > ___________________________________________________________________________ > > This message has been scanned for viruses by MailControl, a service from BlackSpider Technologies.