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Emerging infectious diseases of wildlife--threats to biodiversity and human health.
These phenomena have two major biological implications: many wildlife species are reservoirs of pathogens that threaten domestic animal and human health; second, wildlife EIDs pose a substantial threat to the conservation of global biodiversity.
Chytridiomycosis causes amphibian mortality associated with population declines in the rain forests of Australia and Central America.
- L. Berger, R. Speare, H. Parkes
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 21 July 1998
Experimental data support the conclusion that cutaneous chytridiomycosis is a fatal disease of anurans, and it is hypothesize that it is the proximate cause of these recent amphibian declines.
Emerging infectious diseases and amphibian population declines.
- P. Daszak, L. Berger, A. Cunningham, A. Hyatt, D. Green, R. Speare
- Environmental ScienceEmerging infectious diseases
- 1 November 1999
The role of these diseases in the global decline of amphibian populations is examined and hypotheses for the origins and impact of these panzootics are proposed.
Anthropogenic environmental change and the emergence of infectious diseases in wildlife.
Comparative studies of piscine and amphibian iridoviruses
A total of 30 iridoviruses collected from Australia, South-East Asia, North America, South America and Europe were characterised, and sequence data showed that the coding region for the major coat protein (MCP) is stable for any one species (e.g. EHNV).
Predicting susceptibility to future declines in the world's frogs
It is found that high-altitude, restricted-range, aquatic species with low fecundity are most likely to suffer Bd-related declines, and areas where many species are predicted to be susceptible are identified.
Parasitism by Dermocystidium ranae in a population of Rana esculenta complex in Central Italy and description of Amphibiocystidium n. gen.
It is concluded that Dermosporidium multigranulare Broz & Kulda, 1954 is synonymous with Dermocystidium ranae Guyénot & Naville, 1922 and, due to lack of sufficient differences between genera and significant dissimilarities with fish Dermcystidium spp.
Causes and Effects of Temporospatial Declines of Gyps Vultures in Asia
There are eight species in the genus Gyps : Gyps africanus , G. coprotheres, and G. rueppellii in Africa; G. bengalensis , G. indicus , G. tenuirostris , G. himalayensis in Asia; G. fulvus in Europe,…
Emergence of amphibian chytridiomycosis in Britain
, can be highly pathogenic, causing up to 90 to 100 per cent mortality in the postmeta-morphic life stages of some amphibian species, while other amphibians appear to be resistant to disease when infected with this fun-gus.
FIRST IDENTIFICATION OF A RANAVIRUS FROM GREEN PYTHONS (CHONDROPYTHON VIRIDIS)
This is the first report of a systemic ranavirus infection in any species of snake and is a new member of the genus, Ranavirus.