Emerging infectious diseases and amphibian population declines

Emerging Infectious Diseases
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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.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Emerging infectious diseases and amphibian population declines
Series title Emerging Infectious Diseases
DOI 10.3201/eid0506.990601
Volume 5
Issue 6
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 14 p.
First page 735
Last page 748
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