Studies say Florida Monkeys are deadly, which kill you

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It indicates that they should be removed from the wildlife as they are excreting a virus that is contagious to the human beings.

Researchers contemplating a developing populace of rhesus macaques in Silver Springs State Park say that instead of simply conveying herpes B, which is regular in the species, a portion of the monkeys have the infection in their spit and other organic liquids, representing a potential danger of spreading the illness.

Herpes B in humans in rare: only 50 cases have been registered worldwide and transmissions of the virus have never knowingly happened in the wild. Be that as it may, the specialists, who distributed their discoveries in the CDC diary Emerging Infectious Diseases, say the issue has not been completely considered. Only 50 people have contracted it since 1932, according to the CDC, and there are no documented transmissions from wild macaques. "This can be done in a variety of ways", spokeswoman Carli Segelson said in an email.

The rhesus macaque is native to Asia, but were brought to Florida in the 1930s in an attempt to boost tourism during the height of the popularity of Tarzan movies. The monkeys have since been spotted in other areas outside the park, along the Ocklawaha River.

In humans, the virus causes a devastating brain disease that, if left untreated, is deadly about 70 percent of the time.

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Thomas Eason, assistant executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said in a statement that without the organization the specter of sustainable and extended enlargement of non-resident rhesus macaques in Florida can lead to consequential human health and safety probability involving human damage or transferal of disease.

The presence of the virus in the monkeys' feces and saliva is of particular concern for visitors and park workers, who could be endangered if scratched or bitten, according to the study. On a chilly day in November, Capt. Tom O'Lenick, who has navigated the Silver River for 35 years, hollered from his charter boat into the dense surrounding forest.

More than two dozen monkeys eventually appeared in trees on the riverbank.

But there was human error in that plan. In 2015, about 175 macaques were living in Silver Springs State Park. They draw people to the state's parks and have become notorious for their interactions with humans. In response to this public health threat, Florida state wildlife managers are proposing the removal of the macaques from their adopted habitats.

"We don't have any silver bullet; that's the nature of science", Wisely said.

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