Skip to comments.Herpes-infected monkeys terrorize Florida
Posted on 09/13/2013 7:55:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
Beware of the monkeys! Hundreds of rare wild monkeys some carrying herpes are on the loose in Florida after a tour guide brought the spunky critters to the state long ago. Wildlife officials said that three pairs of Rhesus monkeys were transported to a park near Ocala in the 1930s by tour operator Colonel Tooey after a Tarzan flick sparked a fascination with the creature. But the breed has since boomed and more than 1,000 of the monkeys now live in the state, wildlife officials say. State officials have caught more than 700 of the monkeys in the past decade most of which tested positive for the herpes-B virus. Wildlife officials now consider the monkeys a public health hazard. Current Silver River tour operator Captain Tom OLenick, 65, defended transporting the animals, claiming people love them. Everybody who comes on the river for a tour wants to see the monkeys, OLenick said.
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Hussein and Moochelle need to stay in Washington and leave Florida alone.
He’s got a lot more in addition to that.
"..don't sleep with the banana stuffers...problem solved"
Seriously, Bill Clinton was the first thing that came to my mind also.
Bubba came to mind also...great conservatives think alike.
How does that compare to the incident rate of herpes simplex in the US adult population? According to the CDC, worldwide adult infedtion rate is between 65 and 90 percent among humans. So I'd say the monkeys are best told to stay away from those nasty humans!
Worldwide rates of either HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 are between 60-95% in adults. HSV1 is more common than HSV2 with rates of both increasing as people age. HSV-1 rates are between 70% to 80% in populations of low socio-economic status and 40% to 60% in populations of improved socio-economic status. Prevalence of HSV-2 is those between the ages of 15 and 50 is approximately 535 million as of 2003 or 16% of the population with greater rates among women and in those in the developing world. Rates of infection are determined by the presence of antibodies against either viral species. An estimated 536 million people worldwide were infected with HSV-2 in 2003, with the highest rates in sub-Saharan Africa and the lowest rates in western Europe.
At lease they aren’t carrying hand grenades....yet.
Candidates for Al-Qaeda in America?
They have the hair piece virus.
Oh man, exotic monkey hunt!!!
.22 mag works great! Just have open season on those little fellows, and the problem will be solved!
B virus infection is caused by Macacine herpesvirus 1 (formerly Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 [CHV-1]), an alphaherpesvirus closely related to herpes simplex virus. B virus is also commonly referred to as herpes B, monkey B virus, herpesvirus simiae, and herpesvirus B.
The virus is commonly found among macaque monkeys, including rhesus macaques, pig-tailed macaques, and cynomolgus monkeys (also called crab-eating or long-tailed macaques), any of which can harbor latent B virus infection and appear to be natural hosts for the virus. Monkeys infected with B virus usually have no or only mild symptoms. In addition, rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice can be experimentally infected with B virus.
Infection with B virus is extremely rare in humans; however, when it does occur, the infection can result in severe neurologic impairment or fatal encephalomyelitis if the patient was not treated soon after exposure.
Just innocent primates...
Can you find any .22? I was at Bass Pro yesterday and there was an inch of dust on those shelves. Sales clerk told me that a month ago he got in 30,000 rounds of .22 and it was gone in 40 minutes.
Academy has almost all pistol and rifle ammo here in DFW, but limit sales to one box PER CALIBER.
Cabelas has most rifle and limited pistol ammo.
It’s getting better. gunbot or ammotogo, or http://www.ammoengine.com/
are good options!
I seem to have misplaced my Sharknado ping list. Darn it.
Just so you know ... Bubba caught his off a toilet seat.
Or, at least that's what he used to say ... til a doctor told him the infection was centered in his lips and gums.
aw, geez, not the Tractor Story again...
Where the entire population battles monkeys posing as Monica.........
At lease they arent carrying hand grenades....yet.
Putin was just kidding. They're too busy distributing land mines and practicing screaming, "Allahu akbar!" to work on their hand grenade skills.
Not a slightly used cigar?
Because the simian version of herpes infection is generally fatal to humans.
Even with prompt treatments (Acyclovir, etc.) the odds of full recovery are dicey.
Silver Springs are the headwaters of the Silver River, a short (about 10 mile), very clear river that flows into the Ocklawaha River, then into the St Johns.
The park itself is private, but you can boat up the river and view the springs, but cannot anchor there. Lots of BIG bass there, but would be very hard to catch due to high water clarity...but the Silver is closed to fishing anyway.
The Ocklawaha flows through the Ocala Nat'l Forest, some of the wildest and prettiest areas of the state.
I paid to see it too....LOL
Monkey Jihad...Great picture!
Because if you get bitten by a monkey with Herpes B you have a wonderful chance of dying....
SPUNKY CRITTERS IN FLORIDUH PING!
Bill Clinton has herpes on his lip in that photo. It’s cropped down from a larger version of Bill with Bono.
"I see what you did there..."
You’re going to wand to teleport yourself to my computer and murder me. A couple of day ago I was in my local Gander Mountain and they had multiple 1,400 round buckets of Remington high velocity .22 lr, one of which I bought for $69.99 before tax. Since I’ve been buying up .22 lr here and there, that brought me up to about 4,300 rounds of assorted brands. Feeling that to be enough for the time being, I didn’t buy the additional bucket I could have. Have a nice day.
“The last time I saw a mouth that big, it had a hook in it”
Again, 22 rounds all over the place for those who buy on the web.
I remember reading of this long ago. I also remember that some once escaped in Missouri.
They got rid of them by calling a professional removal service. They went in and shot all of them with silenced weapons so as not to alarm the fainthearts.
*BLEEP* the monkeys, I'm worried about the guy who gave it to them!
And every damned one of them has a blog, too.