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PostSubject: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:00 pm

http://mbio.asm.org/content/3/4/e00180-12#xref-fn-1-1
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:09 pm

I heard this story on NPR this morning. Not good for reptile keepers. The guy doing the research said that humans can be effected. I give it 5 years and the government will outlaw keeping the snakes that can harbor the virus.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:21 pm

Know thy enemy. We have a long way to go, but understanding the virus means we can formulate defensive strategies and possibly one day, a cure.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:30 pm

Here is a post I put on our Facebook page today. It is a link to the entire story:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/08/14/158501873/how-a-virus-in-snakes-could-offer-clues-to-ebola-in-humans
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:34 pm

I am glad that her snake is able to survive with medication. It would break my heart to lose a pet that close to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:15 pm

I still don't trust the CDC or USDA when it comes to this stuff. I still remember when the tick thing happened with the leopard torts and the sulcatas.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:25 pm

b_rickard wrote:
I still don't trust the CDC or USDA when it comes to this stuff. I still remember when the tick thing happened with the leopard torts and the sulcatas.

What tick thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:52 am

b_rickard wrote:
I heard this story on NPR this morning. Not good for reptile keepers. The guy doing the research said that humans can be effected. I give it 5 years and the government will outlaw keeping the snakes that can harbor the virus.

According to the article Don posted it seems that the idea that humans could be affected is educated guess based on the likelihood that the ibd and Ebola carry a common ancestor. Sometimes it seems that snakes are really lacking the research that other animals get. I must admit I am a little nervous about it too, but I'm also a little excited.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:11 am

Incredible study... hopefully this will set the wheels in motion towards finding treatment. The authors also mentioned mites as a possible transmission vector affraid . I wonder if we'll still hear people on the BOI keep stating that "mites are no big deal".
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:03 am

Jabberwocky Dragons wrote:
Incredible study... hopefully this will set the wheels in motion towards finding treatment. The authors also mentioned mites as a possible transmission vector affraid . I wonder if we'll still hear people on the BOI keep stating that "mites are no big deal".

Omg mites could spread diseases?!
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:54 am

Interesting study... I wonder how quickly these viruses are mutating.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:38 pm

rocialhabit wrote:
What tick thing?

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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:40 pm

By the way, the researcher who discovered this is an HHMI investigator...the organization I work for. Smile

Check out this article on this story.
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PostSubject: Re: Progress on the IBD Front   Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:57 am

When I read the article I didn`t even think that mites could possibly be a carrier, but now that I think about it, it is very possible. All articles I`ve read thus far seem sorta vague, but the fact her snake can take medication is a good indicator that we aren`t leaving this matter untreated. I`m also excited to see what might be discovered due to this.
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