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Old 01-10-2018, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had no idea there were monkeys in the States, let alone ones with herpes.

Avoid Monkeys in Florida Because They Could Give You Killer Herpes

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It may come as a surprise that Florida has wild monkeys, but it’s true. The rhesus macaques, native to Asia, were introduced to the state in the 1930s during the Tarzan craze as an effort to boost tourism. Today, around 175 of these monkeys roam Silver Springs State Park, but they’ve spread elsewhere, roaming as far as the Ocala, Sarasota, and Tallahassee regions.

New research published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication run by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggests an alarming number of these monkeys are excreting a form of herpes, called herpes B virus (or macacine herpesvirus 1 (McHV-1)), which can be dangerous to humans—even fatal.

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Personally I've never been fond of Monkeys and even less so when they visit my neighborhood or yard. They are strong, unpredictable and sometimes very mean. They are an invasive species to Florida. Frankly, half the wild life left in the state are classified as invasive species.
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i've done several school field trips to monkey jungle down in miami. haven't been in there years even tho it's not far away. somehow they are still open.

https://www.monkeyjungle.com/

I always found it weird cause the zoo is also nearby and wondered why they were separate. How much business they must get to keep a monkey only conservation i can only wonder.
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I had no idea there were monkeys in the States ...
They have been spotted in our neighborhood. I'm not in Dania but I'm not far from there, maybe 5 min away. I'm glad they haven't been in my yard, it would have freaked me out.

https://www.fortlauderdaledaily.com/...ng-dania-beach

One of my neighbors says he actually fed this one: Vervet monkey wanders into neighborhood, gains admirers - Sun Sentinel

It took them months to track the little bugger down.
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They have been spotted in our neighborhood. I'm not in Dania but I'm not far from there, maybe 5 min away. I'm glad they haven't been in my yard, it would have freaked me out.

https://www.fortlauderdaledaily.com/...ng-dania-beach

One of my neighbors says he actually fed this one: Vervet monkey wanders into neighborhood, gains admirers - Sun Sentinel

It took them months to track the little bugger down.
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You had me at "Avoid monkeys".
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