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Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: role in amphibian population declines and global implications

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Abstract

We review recent research on the pathology, ecology, and biogeography of two emerging infectious wildlife diseases, chytridiomycosis and ranaviral disease, in the context of host-parasite population biology. We examine the role of these diseases in the global decline of amphibian populations and propose hypotheses for the origins and impact of these panzootics. Finally, we discuss emerging infectious diseases as a global threat to wildlife populations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife: role in amphibian population declines and global implications
Series title:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Volume
5
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 735-748
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
735
Last page:
748
Number of Pages:
14