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  • A new virus is found in lynx passed on by ticks

    Source: http://granitegeek.concordmonitor.co...cks-of-course/

    A new virus is found in lynx passed on by ticks, of course
    by David Brooks | Apr 16, 2018 | Blog | From UNH News Service: Scientists with the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire have discovered a previously undiagnosed parasite and virus in the Canada Lynx. The parasite, transmitted by ticks, is a known to infect domestic dogs. The virus is similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that causes mononucleosis in humans and is related to a virus that infects domestic cats.
    The surprising findings were uncovered during a collaborative research study to establish a baseline of diseases affecting a seemingly healthy wildlife population, the Canada Lynx. By obtaining this information, scientists should be better able to recognize an emergence of new diseases in the wild population and monitor the state of these natural diseases within lynx populations over time...
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