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Herpes-infected monkeys terrorize Florida
New York Post ^ | 09/12/13 | Natalie O'Neill

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 O’Lenick, 65, defended transporting the animals, claiming people love them. “Everybody who comes on the river for a tour wants to see the monkeys,” O’Lenick said.

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"I'll vote democratic if you don't shoot me."
1 posted on 09/13/2013 7:55:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

2 posted on 09/13/2013 7:57:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hussein and Moochelle need to stay in Washington and leave Florida alone.


3 posted on 09/13/2013 7:59:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BenLurkin

He’s got a lot more in addition to that.


4 posted on 09/13/2013 7:59:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

"..don't sleep with the banana stuffers...problem solved"

5 posted on 09/13/2013 7:59:55 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin

Seriously, Bill Clinton was the first thing that came to my mind also.


6 posted on 09/13/2013 8:01:33 AM PDT by bramps (Obama, Democrats, and Planned Parenthood: The biggest fans of chemical weapons on the planet)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Maybe the best picture/comment combo of the day.

Well done.

7 posted on 09/13/2013 8:01:56 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: BenLurkin

Bubba came to mind also...great conservatives think alike.


8 posted on 09/13/2013 8:03:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
And why does it matter if monkeys have herpes simplex?

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.[2] HSV1 is more common than HSV2 with rates of both increasing as people age.[2] 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.[2] 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.[67] Rates of infection are determined by the presence of antibodies against either viral species.[68] 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.[69]

9 posted on 09/13/2013 8:07:31 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Producers of Sharknado, are you paying attention?


10 posted on 09/13/2013 8:08:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

At lease they aren’t carrying hand grenades....yet.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 8:13:57 AM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

Candidates for Al-Qaeda in America?


12 posted on 09/13/2013 8:17:24 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They have the hair piece virus.


13 posted on 09/13/2013 8:17:35 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Oh man, exotic monkey hunt!!!
.22 mag works great! Just have open season on those little fellows, and the problem will be solved!


14 posted on 09/13/2013 8:19:03 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: blackdog
From our Comrades at the CDC:

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.


15 posted on 09/13/2013 8:19:05 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Just innocent primates...


16 posted on 09/13/2013 8:19:59 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: 9422WMR

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.


17 posted on 09/13/2013 8:24:10 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

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!


18 posted on 09/13/2013 8:29:29 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I seem to have misplaced my Sharknado ping list. Darn it.


19 posted on 09/13/2013 8:30:30 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: BenLurkin; bramps; AngelesCrestHighway

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.

20 posted on 09/13/2013 8:30:46 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats haven't destroyed your freedoms ... you can still visit them at the Smithsonian)
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To: Zakeet

aw, geez, not the Tractor Story again...


21 posted on 09/13/2013 8:33:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
To be released soon:

MonkeyClintonado!

Where the entire population battles monkeys posing as Monica.........

22 posted on 09/13/2013 8:34:56 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: stboz
At lease they aren’t 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.

23 posted on 09/13/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: 9422WMR
"Throw another monkey on the barbie"...
24 posted on 09/13/2013 8:40:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Herpes-infected monkeys? Keep distance and there'll be no problem. The ones with grenades are more troublesome....

(yes, I know this one's a chimp)


25 posted on 09/13/2013 8:46:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Zakeet
Just so you know ... Bubba caught his off a toilet seat

Not a slightly used cigar?

26 posted on 09/13/2013 8:48:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Doogle
Somehow, when seeing that pic... THIS comes to mind...


27 posted on 09/13/2013 8:52:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: blackdog
And why does it matter if monkeys have herpes simplex?

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.

28 posted on 09/13/2013 8:57:25 AM PDT by flamberge (What next?)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The monkeys were released at Silver Springs Park, a private attraction surrounding Silver Springs BEFORE the Tarzan movies were filmed there.

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.

29 posted on 09/13/2013 9:01:16 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: ScottinVA

I paid to see it too....LOL


30 posted on 09/13/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: stboz

"say's who?"

31 posted on 09/13/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Monkey Jihad...Great picture!


32 posted on 09/13/2013 9:08:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: blackdog

Because if you get bitten by a monkey with Herpes B you have a wonderful chance of dying....


33 posted on 09/13/2013 9:10:47 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

SPUNKY CRITTERS IN FLORIDUH PING!


34 posted on 09/13/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bramps

Bill Clinton has herpes on his lip in that photo. It’s cropped down from a larger version of Bill with Bono.


35 posted on 09/13/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: diogenes ghost
Did someone say Bass????...
36 posted on 09/13/2013 9:12:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: stboz; GeronL
At lease they aren’t carrying hand grenades....yet.

"I see what you did there..."

37 posted on 09/13/2013 9:14:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; BenLurkin

38 posted on 09/13/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Zakeet

Eeeuwww!


39 posted on 09/13/2013 9:15:54 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ponygirl

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.


40 posted on 09/13/2013 9:19:27 AM PDT by libstripper (] ws)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“The last time I saw a mouth that big, it had a hook in it”


41 posted on 09/13/2013 9:41:12 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: stboz
Or dynamite.


42 posted on 09/13/2013 9:59:03 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


43 posted on 09/13/2013 10:18:14 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: ponygirl

Again, 22 rounds all over the place for those who buy on the web.


44 posted on 09/13/2013 10:29:44 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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.


45 posted on 09/13/2013 10:44:35 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Herpes-infected monkeys terrorize Florida

*BLEEP* the monkeys, I'm worried about the guy who gave it to them!


46 posted on 09/13/2013 12:22:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Herpes-infected monkeys terrorize Florida

And every damned one of them has a blog, too.

47 posted on 09/13/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

48 posted on 09/13/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

49 posted on 09/13/2013 12:30:27 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Slings and Arrows
Aren't the pythons keeping a balance?


50 posted on 09/13/2013 4:22:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (* “I know, but I do not approve. And I am not resigned.* ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay)
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