VIDEO: Coral have herpes, study says

11:26 PM, Mar 30, 2012   |    comments
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Microbiologists at Oregon State University suspect herpes may be to blame for the disappearing coral reefs.

Researchers found that some coral hold nearly two dozen different types of herpes.

It's not clear if the virus actually makes the coral sick and are still studying the relationship between the coral and the virus.

The herpes virus found in coral is similar, but not identical to, the virus that can infect humans.

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