Archive for November, 2013

Resistance to poxvirus observed in red squirrels at Formby, Lancashire, England

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Some 10% of the red squirrels captured at the National Trust’s Red Squirrel Reserve at Formby, Lancashire in recent years have had antibodies to squirrelpox virus in their blood. Red squirrels at the Reserve were hit badly by an outbreak of pox in 2008, and the population has been recovering since then (BBC News) The […]