Archive for June, 2019

Outbreaks of lethal squirrelpox virus in red squirrels in the North of England and Scotland

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Outbreaks of squirrelpox virus in red squirrels have recently been reported in Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland (Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, Daily Record), and Northumberland¬† (The Journal) and Penrith (ITV) in the north of England. Grey squirrels carry the virus without obvious signs, but red squirrels that become infected develop lesions to their faces, […]