Florida Wants To Remove Virus-excreting Wild Monkeys

6 months ago
Animals' forebears were brought to an island in the Silver River early in the 1930s
Were designed as a tourist attraction due to the popularity of the Tarzan movies.
However, organisers didn't realise they could swim - so they spread
Now there are believed to be about 175 in Silver Springs State Park. 
New study found some of the monkeys have the Herpes virus in their saliva and other bodily fluids, posing a potential risk of spreading the disease
Herpes B can result in severe brain damage or death

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