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- McKenzie, Jennifer M.; Price, Steven J.; Fleckenstein, J. Leo; Drayer, Andrea N.; Connette, Grant M.; Bohuski, Elizabeth; Lorch, Jeffrey M.
- EcoHealth 2019 v.16 no.1 pp. 141-150
- aquatic environment; diagnostic techniques; edema; emerging diseases; fungi; habitat preferences; habitats; pathogens; polymerase chain reaction; probability; sampling; seasonal variation; snakes; spring; summer; Eastern United States
- ... Snake fungal disease (SFD) is an emerging disease caused by the fungal pathogen, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola. Clinical signs of SFD include dermal lesions, including regional and local edema, crusts, and ulcers. Snake fungal disease is widespread in the Eastern United States, yet there are limited data on how clinical signs of SFD compare with laboratory diagnostics. We compared two sampling methods ...
- Cádiz, Antonio; Reytor, Mey Ling; Díaz, Luis M.; Chestnut, Tara; Burns, John A.; Amato, George
- EcoHealth 2019 v.16 no.1 pp. 128-140
- Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; Eleutherodactylus; aquatic environment; aquatic habitat; biogeography; frogs; fungi; highlands; pathogens; risk assessment; surveys; toads; Cuba
- ... The fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) is a generalist amphibian pathogen responsible for chytridiomycosis. It was documented for the first time in Cuba in 2007, the apparent cause of the decline in one species of toad. In a recent survey, Bd was reported only for the highlands of Central Cuba. In the present study, we reexamined the geographic distribution and level of impact of Bd in Cub ...