First histological and virological report of fibropapilloma associated with herpesvirus in Chelonia mydas at Príncipe Island, West Africa

@article{Duarte2012FirstHA,
  title={First histological and virological report of fibropapilloma associated with herpesvirus in Chelonia mydas at Pr{\'i}ncipe Island, West Africa},
  author={Ajs Duarte and Pedro B Fa{\'i}sca and N. S. Loureiro and Ricardo J Rosado and Stelzer Gil and N Pereira and Lu{\'i}s Tavares},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2012},
  volume={157},
  pages={1155-1159}
}
Marine turtle fibropapillomatosis is an emerging disease that affects marine turtles worldwide. This report describes the histopathological features and involvement of chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus in marine turtle fibropapillomatosis detected in the green turtle Chelonia mydas at Príncipe Island, Gulf of Guinea. The histopathological findings confirmed the presence of fibropapillomas with both verrucous and fibromatous subtypes. Quantitative real-time PCR was used for… CONTINUE READING
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