• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
ADENOVIRUS FOUND IN RED SQUIRREL IN PORTUGAL GAINS MEDIA ATTENTION
Study led by CIBIO-InBIO researchers identifies an adenovirus that may be lethal for squirrels in Portugal.
 

In an article published by the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, a multidisciplinary team led by CIBIO-InBIO researchers, report for the first time the detection of adenovirus in a red squirrel trapped in central Portugal.


This study showed that this strain of the virus is very different from that detected in other European countries but is practically identical to that detected in South Korean squirrel populations.


These findings indicate the emergence of a new strain circulating in Europe, showing that it is very important to conduct more studies in order to better understand the virus that is circulating in nature.

 

To see some examples of this news please click on the links below:

 

Identificado vírus que está a afectar mortalmente esquilos em Portugal” | Público | May 27, 2020
Não sabemos quase nada sobre os vírus que estão a circular em Portugal” | Expresso | May 27, 2020
Identificado vírus que está a matar esquilos em Portugal” | TSF| May 27, 2020
"Investigadores identificam vírus que está a afetar mortalmente esquilos em Portugal" | Visão | May 27, 2020
Investigadores identificam vírus que está a matar esquilos em Portugal” | Sábado | May 27, 2020

To read the national press release for this study, please click here.


To access the original article, please click here.

 

 
Posted in 2020-06-01