Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 12, 2013

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The measles-like virus killing hundreds of dolphins along the east coast of the United States has now spread to Florida.

According to NBC News, the morbillivirus which has already killed 753 cetaceans, is now showing up in Florida, where bottlenose dolphins are stranding on beaches dead or dying. Teri Rowles of the NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program says that most of the dolphins are decomposed, making it difficult to study the virus in tissue samples.

Rowles adds, “There is no vaccine that can be deployed for a large bottlenose dolphin population or any cetacean species. Currently there is nothing that can be done to prevent the infection spreading, or prevent animals that get infected from having severe clinical disease.”

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