Monthly Archives: June 2009


H1N1 in the Giant Anteater

Posted 6 June 2009 by Anne-Marie Hodge

A post over at Effect Measure last week reported on this CDC study, which details an outbreak of H1N1 flu amongst the giant anteater (Myremecophaga tridactyla) at the Nashville Zoo. This caught my attention, because part of my honors thesis involved observing giant anteaters at the Montgomery Zoo. After spending hours and hours a day recording their every movement for an entire summer, I became a little bit attached to them, even though this species was not the main focus... Read more