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FOX 13 Tampa Headlines

Population of Florida monkeys -- that carry herpes -- is growing, study says

The herpes-carrying monkeys residing at a Florida state park could double their population in the next three years, according to new research.

While it's extremely rare for herpes B to spread from monkey to a human, experts said it should still be considered a public health concern. Earlier this year, scientists said the growing population of rhesus macaques in Silver Springs State Park near Ocala don't just carry herpes B, which is common for the species, but some of those monkeys have the virus in their saliva and other bodily fluids. … More

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