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Scientists Scramble to Understand A Mystery Virus

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The hemmorhaging on the belly of these woodfrog tadpoles is a sign of Ranavirus infection.
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The hemmorhaging on the belly of these woodfrog tadpoles is a sign of Ranavirus infection.

Are we playing games with Mother Nature without realizing it? Sabri Ben-Achour explores what could be behind a mysterious virus outbreak that's killing animals in a forest in Montgomery County.

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