Corals Are Dying — From Herpes?!

 

Scientists have long been concerned about the decline of the world’s coral, and the fragile ecosystems that develop around them. There are a number of reasons for this decline — global warming, sewage runoff, human tampering, decline in algae populations among them — but new research is pointing to another possible culprit. And it’s one that humans are all too familiar with, the herpes virus.

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology reviews the research of Rebecca Vega-Thurber, an assistant professor of microbiology at Oregon State University (OSU). Vega-Thurber points out that, while scientists have long studied the effects of bacteria on coral reefs, viruses are a very logical culprit as well.

Her research uncovered that most of the viruses found in coral are herpes – quite similar to the ones found in humans. In a university press release, Vega-Thurber said,

“We were shocked to find that so many coral viruses were in the herpes family… But corals are one of the oldest animal life forms, evolving around 500 million years ago, and herpes is a very old family of viruses that can infect almost every kind of animal. Herpes and corals may have evolved together.”

Though the results were certainly unexpected, it has yet to be determined if the preponderance of herpes in coral is actually causing diseases. However, as Vega-Thurber notes,

“We have found that nutrient increases from pollution can cause increased levels of viral infection, as do warmer water and physical handling… Now we have to determine if those increases in infection cause actual diseases that are killing the coral.”

Vega-Thurber hopes that further research can lead to more effective ways of predicting, preventing and mitigating the disease’s affect on these crucial organisms.

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159 comments

Barbara J.
Barbara J.16 hours ago

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Alexis D.
Alexis D.11 days ago

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Alexis D.
Alexis D.11 days ago

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Cathania M.
Cathania M.20 days ago

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Bryan M.
Bryan M.22 days ago

I am here to give my testimony about Dr uhuwangoh who helped me in my life, i want to inform the public how i was cured from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) by Dr uhuwangoh,i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on HERPES and i saw comment of people talking about how Dr uhuwangoh cured them. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, my HERPES result came out negative. I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice to you all who thinks that their is no cure for herpes that is Not true just contact him and get cure from Dr uhuwangoh healing spell cure of all kinds of sickness you may have.Remember delay in treatment leads to death email him @ {dr.uhuwangohspelltemple@gmail.com}

Bryan M.
Bryan M.22 days ago

All these post about HERBAL MEDICINE and spell casters are scammers and fake trying to collect money all in the name of HERPES cure and when you contact them, they will be asking for your name, pictures, country, phone number, occupation and when you have given them all the information, they will be asking for money. I was once suffering from GENETIC HERPES and i spent a lot of money going from one herbal doctor to another but they all scam and take my money away until i came in contact with this powerful one called Dr.Uhuwangoh who cured me from Herpes with his herbal medication , after Doctor Uhuwangoh has finished preparing the herbal medicine, he asked me to send him my residential address, so that he will send the herbal medicine to via D.H.L so i did. 2days later, i received the herbal medicine and i had to follow the instructions he gave to me on how i will apply it. 2weeks later i went to hospital for test and according to the test done by the Medical doctor phillip it stated that i was cured.
So viewers be wise and beware of fake spell casters and fake herbal doctors, they are all over the internet trying to steal from poor people. I will drop you the email of this powerful herbal doctor just in case you wish to contact him for help. EMAIL:dr.uhuwangohspelltemple@gmail.com.
Dr Uhuwangoh CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-

1. HERPES
2. LASSA FEVER
3. GONORRHEA
4. HIV/AIDS
5. LOW SPERM COUNT
6. MENOPAUSE DISEASE
7. EPILEPSY
8. ASEPSIS
9. CANCER
10. A

Bryan M.
Bryan M.22 days ago

All these post about HERBAL MEDICINE and spell casters are scammers and fake trying to collect money all in the name of HERPES cure and when you contact them, they will be asking for your name, pictures, country, phone number, occupation and when you have given them all the information, they will be asking for money. I was once suffering from GENETIC HERPES and i spent a lot of money going from one herbal doctor to another but they all scam and take my money away until i came in contact with this powerful one called Dr.Uhuwangoh who cured me from Herpes with his herbal medication , after Doctor Uhuwangoh has finished preparing the herbal medicine, he asked me to send him my residential address, so that he will send the herbal medicine to via D.H.L so i did. 2days later, i received the herbal medicine and i had to follow the instructions he gave to me on how i will apply it. 2weeks later i went to hospital for test and according to the test done by the Medical doctor phillip it stated that i was cured.
So viewers be wise and beware of fake spell casters and fake herbal doctors, they are all over the internet trying to steal from poor people. I will drop you the email of this powerful herbal doctor just in case you wish to contact him for help. EMAIL:dr.uhuwangohspelltemple@gmail.com.
Dr Uhuwangoh CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:-

1. HERPES
2. LASSA FEVER
3. GONORRHEA
4. HIV/AIDS
5. LOW SPERM COUNT
6. MENOPAUSE DISEASE
7. EPILEPSY
8. ASEPSIS
9. CANCER
10. A

Glory S.
Glory S.24 days ago

I can’t believe this. A great testimony that i must share to all HERPES patient in the world i never believed that their could be any complete cure for HERPES or any cure for HERPES,i saw people’s testimony on blog sites of how DR Aba prepare herbal cure and brought them back to life again. i had to try it too and you can,t believe that in just few weeks i started using it all my pains stop gradually and i had to leave without the HERPES DRUGS the doctor gave to me. Right now i can tell you that few months now i have not had any pain,delay in treatment leads to death. Here is his email: dr.abaherbalherbalhome@gmail.com his WHATSAPP number is +2348107155060. you can aswell visit his website on drabaherbalhome.webs.com

Gary T.
Gary T.24 days ago

Hello, everyone! i am here to explore blogs and forum about the wonderful and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV).
I was positive to the deadly virus called HERPES and i lost hope because i was outcasted and rejected even by my closet friends.
i searched online to know and enquire about cure for HERPES and i read someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal everything.
i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never to worry that he will heal me with the natural herbs from God!
after 3 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and he sent it to me via DHL and it got to me after 4 days!
i used the med as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured!
its really like a dream but i am so happy!
that the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more can be saved just like me!
and if you need his help, you can email him on drabuluspelltemple@gmail.com

DOCTOR Abulu CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE

1 cancer
2 stroke,
3 HIV
4 Autism
5 ulcer
6 Hepatitis disease
7 HPV
kindly email doctor Abulu for your own cure if you have any
disease listed above via :(drabuluspelltemple@gmail.com)

Gary T.
Gary T.24 days ago

Hello, everyone! i am here to explore blogs and forum about the wonderful and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV).
I was positive to the deadly virus called HERPES and i lost hope because i was outcasted and rejected even by my closet friends.
i searched online to know and enquire about cure for HERPES and i read someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal everything.
i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never to worry that he will heal me with the natural herbs from God!
after 3 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and he sent it to me via DHL and it got to me after 4 days!
i used the med as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured!
its really like a dream but i am so happy!
that the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more can be saved just like me!
and if you need his help, you can email him on drabuluspelltemple@gmail.com

DOCTOR Abulu CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE

1 cancer
2 stroke,
3 HIV
4 Autism
5 ulcer
6 Hepatitis disease
7 HPV
kindly email doctor Abulu for your own cure if you have any
disease listed above via :(drabuluspelltemple@gmail.com)