Ophidiomycosis represents a conservation threat to wild snake populations. The disease was reported in North America early in the 21st century, but the history of ophidiomycosis has not been investigated. We examined museum specimens and confirmed cases of ophidiomycosis >50 years before the disease’s reported emergence.
|Title||Confirmed cases of Ophidiomycosis in museum specimens from the USA as early as 1945|
|Authors||Jeffrey M. Lorch, Steven J. Price, Julia S. Lankton, Andrea N. Drayer|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||National Wildlife Health Center|