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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2002-07-17 02:20:02 UTC
Subject: wild mink and ADV (NE US)?
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The one case I read the ferrets were ill at the time, presented
with hind end paresis, or something like that, I don't know
how they can call it spontaneous without knowing for
sure the ferrets weren't infected since birth- or contact
with other ferrets,etc.

A lot of these are case studies focusing on one aspect
for research purposes, if it is like human medicine
sometimes the people reporting are not experts in
the field, but proposing a theory and presenting some
facts to back it up. So using the word spontaneous
may have been premature.

I love reading new studies that come out but always
wait and see what larger studies reveal and if
the evidence can be substantiated or replicated.


> (both of those Japanese studies referred to the cases as being
> spontaneous ones)
> You can't have spontaneous cases of ADV can you? They must mean
> long
> term carriers that went active? Chris.
> The Wessex Ferret Club
> Chris Lloyd ICQ no. 44575318

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