Veterinarian reports rise in turtle tumors

Veterinarian Doug Mader says the staff at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla., sees six to eight cases of fibropapillomatosis each week, compared with six to eight cases per month 20 years ago. Fibropapillomatosis is caused by a virus that sparks development of tumors in turtles. About half of the area’s green sea turtles are infected, and many arrive at the hospital too sick to be saved. PhysOrg.com/Agence France-Presse (2/7

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