oa African Zoology - Viruses as parasites of wild mammals

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Viruses are best known to us as agents causing specific diseases in domesticated species of animals; they have been intensely studied in this respect, almost to the exclusion of other aspects. It is the intention of this paper to descriptionbe and assess some of our knowledge of the behaviour of viruses as parasites of mammals in a natural environment.

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