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Confirmed cases of Ophidiomycosis in museum specimens from the USA as early as 1945

June 9, 2021

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Confirmed cases of Ophidiomycosis in museum specimens from the USA as early as 1945
DOI 10.3201/eid2707.204864
Authors Jeffrey M. Lorch, Steven J. Price, Julia S. Lankton, Andrea N. Drayer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Emerging Infectious Diseases
Series Number
Index ID 70221848
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wildlife Health Center