Message Number: SG304 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-16 01:48:31 UTC
Subject: RE: wild mink and ADV (NE US)?
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Thank you, Patty.

I already knew that there were strains that varied a lot in their intensity.

It was interesting to read in there also:

>only a single... raccoon showed evidence of infection...

>none of the ADV isolates induced pathological findings of AD in

> when a preparation ... from infected raccoon lymph nodes was
>inoculated into mink and raccoons, typical AD was induced...

>raccoons... may have a role in the transmission of virus to mink but
>that raccoon-to-raccoon transmission of ADV is unlikely.

I wonder if any other studies looked or will look into whether raccoons shed the virus and for how long, or even how hard it may be for them to acquire the illness since the ones in the study were infected by injection of the worst strains?

Some questions have been answered but that leaves more questions, of course.