New Shell-Eating Fungus Identified in Turtles

Aug 5, 2019 / In the News / Zoological Pathology Program News

The Wildlife Society (Aug. 1) – “By causing damage to the shell, it essentially could be a portal by which bacteria could enter and make an animal sick,” said Karen Terio, a clinical professor and chief of the Zoological Pathology Program at the University of Illinois and co-author of a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology funded by the Morris Animal Foundation, which seeks to bridge science and resources to advance animal health.

https://wildlife.org/researchers-identify-new-shell-eating-fungus-in-turtles/

Researchers identify new shell-eating fungus in turtles

Also in:

* The Columbian (Aug. 16)
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/16/fungus-suspected-in-western-pond-turtles-shell-disease/