Experimental transmission of a ranavirus disease of common toads (Bufo bufo) to common frogs (Rana temporaria)

Cunningham, Andrew A. and Hyatt, Alex and Russell, P. and Bennett, Peter M. (2007) Experimental transmission of a ranavirus disease of common toads (Bufo bufo) to common frogs (Rana temporaria). Epidemiology and Infection, 135 (7). pp. 1213-1216. ISSN 0950-2688. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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During investigations of epidemic frog mortality in Britain, a novel fatal systemic haemorrhagic disease of common toads was discovered. This disease resembles a systemic haemorrhagic disease of common frogs in Britain, which is one of a range of fatal disease syndromes, characterized by systemic haemorrhages, skin ulceration or a combination of these lesions, caused by ranavirus infection. Ranavirus previously isolated from diseased toads was inoculated into common frogs to evaluate if this virus could infect and cause disease in common frogs. All virus-inoculated frogs died with systemic haemorrhages between 6 and 8 days post-inoculation, giving similar results to those produced by the inoculation of frogs with ranavirus cultured from naturally diseased frogs. These results indicate that the same, or similar, viruses are affecting both frogs and toads in the field and confirm that ranavirus has emerged as an important cause of amphibian mortality in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 231JB Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 8 Cunningham, A. A. Hyatt, A. D. Russell, P. Bennett, P. M.
Uncontrolled keywords: IRIDOVIRUSES
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: C.G.W.G. van-de-Benderskum
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 13:47
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:19
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7507 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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