Emerging Fungal Infections Impact Wildlife

Jan 20, 2016 / Comparative Biosciences News / In the News

Yale Environment 360 (Jan. 19) – “It’s having a pretty significant impact on some populations,” Matthew Allender, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s veterinary school and the lead author on a recent paper on the etiology of SFD [snake fungal disease], said. For snakes infected with SFD, Allender noted, mortality rates can approach 90 percent.

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