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Virus kills over 1,000 dolphins along US east coast

Published: 12.24.13, 00:39 / Israel News

More than 1,000 migratory bottlenose dolphins have died from a measles-like virus along the US Eastern Seaboard in 2013 and the epidemic shows no sign of abating, a marine biologist said on Monday.

 

The death toll exceeds the 740 dolphins killed during the last big outbreak of the then-unknown virus in 1987-88. "It is having a significant impact and that is something we're monitoring closely," said Erin Fougeres, a marine mammal biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Reuters)

 

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