Of the 1728 samples tested, antibodies against one or both of the viruses used were detected in 122 (7.06%) of the tortoises. Detection rates differed depending on virus type, host species, and year of sampling. For individual viruses, detection rates also differed depending on season and country of origin. A better understanding of both the herpesviruses’ prevalences and the immune response to infection will help protect these animals in future. Leer más.