State officials want to remove its herpes-excreting wild monkeys

State officials want to remove its herpes-excreting wild monkeys

Their contacts with the public, including last summer when the monkeys chased a family, have made them somewhat notorious critters and have caused two partial park closures since 2016. It indicates that they should be removed from the wildlife as they are excreting a virus that is contagious to the human beings.

There are more than 200 rhesus macaque monkeys throughout Silver Springs State Park in Marion County since there first arrival to the area since the mid 1930's for a movie shoot.

The herpes B infection has been deadly to 21 of the 50 people known to have contracted it from macaque nibbles and scratches while working with the creatures in research centers, as indicated by the CDC. The researchers behind the study are warning Florida's wildlife agency to treat the monkeys as a serious health concern.

State wildlife officials reiterated that they have their prime concern over this issue. However, the members of the band support removing these reptiles out of the surroundings to lower the hazard they present, told the Associated Press. Now there are believed to be about 175 in Silver Springs State Park.

Of the 50 cases of herpes B in humans documented worldwide, the people were infected by bites and scratches from monkeys in captivity that were carrying the disease.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission did not expand on what particular administration strategies the state may utilize, however a rep said the commission underpins freeing the condition of the obtrusive animals. It is unknown how much of the virus is in the saliva and bodily fluids of the Florida monkeys, and if the virus can indeed be transferred to humans through contact.

"Herpes B virus infection is extremely rare in people, but when it does occur, it can result in severe brain damage or death if the patient is not treated immediately", CDC spokesman Ian Branam said in a statement.

The monkey population is growing steadily and one UF researcher says it's better to be safe than sorry.

Wiley said the researchers are interested in seeing the virulency of the pathogens. A study released Wednesday (10 January) claims that their body fluids, including saliva and faeces, contain a deadly virus that is unsafe to man, reports the AP. While there are no official statistics on monkeys attacking humans in the park, a state-sponsored study conducted in the 1990s found that there were at least 31 incidents reported resulting in human injury between 1977 and 1984.

"We don't have any silver bullet; that's the nature of science", Wisely said.

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