Ranid Herpesvirus 3 Infection in Common Frog Rana temporaria Tadpoles
Ranid herpesvirus 3 (RaHV3) is a recently discovered virus associated with skin disease in frogs. We detected RaHV3 DNA in free-ranging common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles, consistent with premetamorphic infection. Our finding reveals a critical aspect of RaHV3 pathogenesis, relevant for amphibian ecology and conservation and, potentially, for human health.
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