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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 ...