Dolphin-killing virus reaches Florida, and is infecting whales, too

foto: Wikipedia
foto: Wikipedia

8 november 2013 – The bottlenose dolphin die-off that began in July has been traveling steadily south with migrating Atlantic herds, and now diseased and dead dolphins are turning up in Florida. The culprit, a measles-like virus, has claimed 753 victims and counting, making this the worst outbreak ever recorded. Recently, the bug has also been spotted in two species of whale.

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