species specific diseases

Alison Goodfellow alison at sun2.menzies.su.edu.au
Thu Mar 9 23:01:51 EST 1995



On the cane toad question: I heard a quick news item on Triple J that
Australia was importing a "Venzualan virus" to deal with the cane toad
problem.  Does anyone know of which type of "virus" this might be ?

[I am always suspicious of media reports on science. The local media in Darwin
recently ran stories of "a flesh-eating killer virus" in greyhounds that
turned out to be Group G streptococci.]

Alison Goodfellow
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Dr Alison Goodfellow
Molecular Genetics
Menzies School of Health Research
alison at menzies.su.edu.au
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