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  • India's tigers dying amid canine virus outbreak

    Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/in...reak-1.2494274


    India's tigers dying amid canine virus outbreak
    At least 4 carcasses positive for canine distemper virus
    The Associated Press Posted: Jan 13, 2014 8:48 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 13, 2014 8:48 AM ET

    ndia is scrambling to protect its beleaguered tiger population after several big cats tested positive for a virus common among dogs but deadly to other carnivores, experts said.

    In the last year, canine distemper virus has killed at least four tigers and several other animals across northern and eastern India, according to Rajesh Gopal of the government's National Tiger Conservation Authority...
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